By Sarah Ditelberg, Kenzie MacDonald, and Melissa Hurley

Did you know that mammoths are closely related to elephants and share a lot of features? The anatomy of the mammoth on display at the Amherst College Museum of Natural History can give us clues as to how this gigantic mammal ate and moved around–and can even tell us if it was male or female!

 

Resources

Illinois State Museum Online Exhibit on Mammoths

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose – More About Mammoths