First Detailed Look Inside the Childhood of a Lost Species

How did mammoths grow up? It's a simple question, but one that has been difficult to answer. Much of what paleontologists know about the great Ice Age beasts come from teeth, bones, and comparisons to living elephants, but our knowledge of their early lives has been restricted by a lack of well-preserved mammoth… » 11/08/11 12:00pm 11/08/11 12:00pm

Is this a pygmy mammoth painted on an Egyptian tomb wall?

A curious, large-tusked elephantine creature appears in the tomb of Rekhmire, an Egyptian vizier who died sometime between 1479-1401 BCE. Could this creature be an extinct pygmy mammoth from the Mediterranean or simply the creative license of a temple artist? » 1/19/11 8:00am 1/19/11 8:00am