Friday, November 23, 2012

Woolly Mammoth Small Plastic Toy

Another fantastic miniature for your school project or toybox!

Our Plastic Mammoth Miniature

Our small plastic woolly mammoth toy is nice for any fan of Ice Age animals. The fine details may make it look bigger in the photo than it really is, but this miniature extinct giant mammoth replica is just the right size for your prehistoric life or Ice Age shoebox diorama. Th mammoth is 2 1/2 inches from tusks to tail, and stands 2 1/8 inches to the tip if its extended trunk. Our woolly mammoth model will fit in a shoe box along with other examples of extinct animals from the Earth's past. Add a few rocks, plants, grass, make a river or stream from anything that strikes your imagination, and there you go - a scene of life on our planet as it might have been many thousands of years ago. The mammoth is made of solid plastic and is quite durable. The name "Woolly Mammoth" is molded onto the bottom of the animal in very tiny letters. Be sure to take a look at our other prehistoric figurines.

About Woolly Mammoths

The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is perhaps the best-known species of mammoth. The earliest bone records of this species are around 150,000 years old, and it went extinct over most of its range approximately 10,000 years ago. A race a dwarf woolly mammoths existed on Wrangel Island off the coast of Russia until roughly 3700 years ago. Amazingly, many specimens of woolly mammoth remains are not fossilized, but are frozen organic matter.

Fully-grown woolly mammoths could be as tall as 13 feet and weighed nearly 9 tons. It’s named for the thick coat of shaggy hair which could grow to over three feet in length and was probably shed in the summer months. Unlike modern elephants, the woolly mammoth had numerous glands under its skin that secreted fatty grease into the mammoth’s hair. These characteristics, along with a typical fat layer nearly three inches thick, gave the woolly mammoth excellent insulation against both wet and cold weather conditions.

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