A new paper suggests recommendations on how to make the science of de-extinction more ecologically smart.
Scientists have discovered that the Earth's last living woolly mammoths went extinct on St. Paul Island in Alaska due to scarce fresh water sources caused by drastic environmental changes.
Stegodon dinosaurs are thought to be prehistoric cousins of modern elephants. A team of scientists in Pakistan recently unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old tusk belonging to one of these prehistoric animals in a central province of Punjab.
A frozen mammoth carcass excavated from the Siberian Arctic had several spear-related injuries, which suggests humans arrived in the area 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.
When tracing evolutionary history of gourd seeds, researchers found that the disappearance of large animals directly correlated to changes in distribution of the wild plants.
African elephants are the leading cause behind the tree-density loss in Kruger National Park. A new study sheds light on how conservationists can maintain sustainable preserves while reducing the effects of the growing number of tree-eating elephants.
Paleontologists from the University of Michigan recently excavated almost 20 percent of a complete woolly mammoth skeleton from a local wheat field. The discovery was made by farmer and landowner who was digging to install a drainage pipe.
Researchers excavating ancient salmon chum bones from the Upward Sun River site in Alaska have found that Ice Age humans had a broader diet than previously surmised and used specialized tools to fish.
New statistical analysis has provided a very precise record of climate change in the Pleistocene, including its effect on mammoths, say researchers.
The elephant-like mammoth had genetic differences that caused its curly hair, extra weight, and ability to withstand cold.
A cosmic impact may not have caused mammoth die-offs contrary to what one controversial theory says, according to a new study.