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Arctic mammoths may have nursed longer than elephants because the long winter nights made it more important for infants to stay near their mothers to avoid predators, researcher Jessica Metcalfe suggested. These mammoth models are displayed at the Neande

Mammoth"s nursing habits may have sped demise

2010-12-22 - Old Crow, United States.

Baby woolly mammoths in the Yukon were nourished exclusively on their mother´s milk for two years, much longer than elephants nurse their young, a new study has found. The dependency on nursing may have hastened the extinction of the giant tusked mammals 10,000 years ago, suggested Jessica Metcalfe, the University of Western Ontario researcher who led the study published in December in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology


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