Mammoths didn’t go out with a bang

From Nature

Study suggests Beringia’s shaggy behemoths went extinct after a slow and gradual decline.

“Why are there no more woolly mammoths? The last isolated island populations of these huge beasts disappeared about 4,000 years ago — well after the Pleistocene extinction that wiped out much of the world’s megafauna — but what triggered their demise remains a frustrating mystery. According to the latest study to contribute to the ongoing debate, the last mammoths disappeared after a long, slow decline in numbers rather than because of a single cause.”  Read on.

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