By Kenzie Macdonald, Sarah Ditelberg, and Melissa Hurley

Although we weren’t able to witness it firsthand, scientists have been able to combine what they know about elephants living today with what they can tell from mammoth skeletons in order to figure out how these magnificent mammals likely moved.

 

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“Columbian Mammoth & Channel Island Mammoth.” Sandiegozoo.org, Dec. 2008

Sumida, Stewart and Kathleen Devlin. “Locomotion: Mammalian Walking.” Microsoft PowerPoint file

“Woolly mammoth.” Wikipedia.org.