American Northwestern Mammoth

A herd of American Northwestern mammoths migrating in Alaska.

The American northwestern mammoth, also known as the American woolly mammoth, is a species of mammoth that is descended from the prehistoric group of woolly mammoths that survived the Pleistocene/Holocene extinction event. They are herbivores that feed on mostly grass. They resemble their ancestors of the Ice Age. They live on the grasslands and savannahs of Alaska and northern Canada.
American Northwestern Mammoth
  • Conservation Status: Near Threatened
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Proboscidae
  • Family: Elephantidae
  • Genus: Mammuthus
  • Species: Primigenius
  • Subspecies: Americanum
  • Scientific Name: Mammuthus Primigenius Americanum
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