PREHISTORIC ANIMALS

While Mammoths and Saber Toothed Tigers died out long ago, modern mammals are increasingly at risk of extinction due to human intervention. Explore some species that are no longer with us.
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Mastodon

The mastodon is a large, extinct animal resembling the elephant and mammoth. The mastodon's molars (grinding teeth) had knobby crowns and long, distinct roots.

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  • Mastodon

    Mastodon

    The mastodon is a large, extinct animal resembling the elephant and mammoth. The mastodon's molars (grinding teeth) had knobby crowns and long, distinct roots. See more »

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