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American Mastodon
Mammut-americanum-(winter)-738x591
Information
Range North America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Proboscidea
Family Mammutidae
Genus Mammut
Species Americanum

The American mastodon is an extinct species of the Proboscidean Baramin. It lived in North America during the Ice Age.

Appearance

The American Mastodon looked like a very hairy elephant. It may have been brownish yellow. It got to the size of a regular elephant. Discovered in Missouri, the mastodon looked like a giant monster warthog. Today, the mastodon looked like a big-tusked Asian Elephant.

Behavior

Their behaviour was proably like modern elephants.

Diet

American Mastodons ate branches from conifer trees. Like elephants today, they used their long trunks to scrap up the branches to get the leaves and sticks they need for food.

Lifespan

They proably got to the lifespan of a normal elephant which is around 60 years.

Gallery

Facts

  • Mastodon herds once roamed all across the americas and lived in swamps and forests.
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