Question: How Did Mammoths Protect Themselves?

The History of The Woolly Mammoths

They protected their young by making a circle around them.

They used their tusks and feet to defend themselves from the predators.

Climate changes may have also helped cause the Woolly Mammoth’s extinction.

How did mammoths survive?

Surviving in the cold, dry tundra of the ice age, woolly mammoths were well adapted to their environment, using their large tusks to brush away snow as they looked for food and secreting oil that covered their fur, insulating them further from the cold.

How did mammoths adapt to their environment?

Adaptations to the Cold: Some of the obvious adaptations of the woolly mammoth to its cold, snowy environment were its long hair (which insulated its body and kept it warm), its long tusks (which it used to get food through the snow and ice, and also may have been used as protection), its small ears (which minimized

What were woolly mammoths predators?

Adult woolly mammoths could effectively defend themselves from predators with their tusks, trunks and size, but juveniles and weakened adults were vulnerable to pack hunters such as wolves, cave hyenas and large felines.

How did mammoths eat?

Mammoths were herbivores — they ate plants. More specifically, they were grazers — they ate grass. Mastodons are closely related to mammoths, but they had a different diet. They were browsers — they ate leaves.