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'Climate change' killed off mammoths
Researchers have found the strongest evidence yet that climate change rather than humans was the main factor that drove the woolly mammoth to extinction.
De-extinction: Mammoth prospect, or just woolly?
Some scientists are seriously considering the possibility of resurrecting extinct animals. Can it be done?
Mammoth carcass found in Siberia
A well-preserved mammoth carcass has been found by an 11-year-old boy in the permafrost of northern Siberia.
Arctic hunt finds mammoth remains
A Russian-led expedition finds well preserved mammoth remains in Siberia but downplays reports that the material could be used to clone the ancient beast.
In Pictures: Baby mammoth
Images as the remains of Lyuba - the world‘s most well-preserved baby mammoth - go on display in Hong Kong.
Inbreeding did not kill mammoths
The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, a study suggests.
Extinct mammoth DNA decoded
Scientists piece together part of the genetic recipe of the extinct woolly mammoth, revealing its relationship to modern elephants.
Mammoths moved 'out of America'
Ancient DNA evidence points to the last Siberian woolly mammoths having originated in North America.
Mammoth's genome pieced together
A US-Russian team announces that it has sequenced most of the genome of a woolly mammoth found in Siberia.
Mammoths survived late in Britain
Woolly mammoths lived in Britain longer than scientists thought - until about 14,000 years ago, according to new evidence.
Woolly mammoth extinction 'not linked to humans'
A new study suggests that woolly mammoths died out because of dwindling grasslands - rather than being hunted to extinction by humans.
Woolly mammoth tusks found in sea on show in Dorchester
A pair of 20,000-year-old woolly mammoth tusks found by a fishing boat at the bottom of the North Sea go on display at a Dorset museum.
Mammoths had 'anti-freeze blood', gene study finds
Mammoths had a form of "anti-freeze" blood to keep their bodies supplied with oxygen at freezing temperatures.