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What Really Killed Off the Woolly Mammoth?

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What Really Killed Off the Woolly Mammoth?

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What caused woolly mammoths to die-off so quickly? New evidence suggests an unfavorable climate may have contributed to a loss of grazing habitats, which eventually drove them to extinction.

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About five million years ago, mammoths were rulers of the Ice Age. They roamed the world at a time of turbulent climate change and adapted to it, but the story of their disappearance is still a mystery. To solve this cold case, we follow Dutch mammoth expert Dick Mol to the North Sea as he excavates an ancient mammoth in Namibia and uncovers what caused their demise. Journey through Africa to North America in search of these relics and explore the possibly in bringing them back to life.

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