Climate change wiped out woolly mamoth species from Earth
- Climate change wiped out woolly mamoth species from Earth.
Analyzing the DNA samples of about 300 woolly mammoths, scientists discovered the number of the woolly mammoths fell from millions to thousands, suggesting the huge mammoths were sensitive to climate changes. As the Ice Age warmed and the glaciers melted, the animals were unable to recover from their habitat because they got confined to a tiny surface on the Earth.
Warming world drove woolly mammoths to small, isolated habitats.
Climate change, not human hunting, largely drove the world's woolly mammoths out of existence when they could not evolve and adapt, European researchers say.