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  • Who: The Wrangel Island Reserve

  • What: Last population of woolly mammoths

  • Where: Arctic

The Wrangel Island Reserve, located above the Arctic Circle, north of Siberia, was home to a dwarf variety of woolly mammoths which survived up until as late as 1700 BC. The extinction of this population could not have been due to humans as it is believed people first set foot on the island some 100 years after the last mammoths died out.


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