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Wooly mammoths with other Ice Age megafauna. Mauricio Antón, from "Who Killed the Wooly Mammoth," <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLoS_Biology">PLOS Biology</a>, 2008. CC, some rights reserved
Wooly mammoths with other Ice Age megafauna. Mauricio Antón, from "Who Killed the Wooly Mammoth," PLOS Biology, 2008. CC, some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Ice Age mammals

During the last Ice Age North America was home to many varieties of "super-sized" mammals, megafauna. Giant beaver, 'possums, bears, sloths and other creatures joined the more familiar wooly mammoth in the land bridge migration. Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley look at the question, "Why so big?"  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Bringing Back the American Elephant

Reintroduction of animals--such as the coyote--to certain areas has been a hot topic recently. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager take the idea one step bigger, asking "what if we brought back the elephant to North America?!"  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Mastodons

Mastodons became extinct in North America at the end of the last ice age. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley explore new evidence that indicates their demise might have been the result of human hunting.  Go to full article

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