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Living Mammoths From the Pliocene era (five million years ago) to the early Holocene (11,700 BCE until now), various species of mammoths lumbered across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Although science agrees the species went extinct about ten thousand years ago, one pocket of woolly mammoths was still alive on Russia’s Wrangel Island until 1650 BCE The pyramids at Giza were already one thousand years old at that point. Chew on that for a while. However, a smattering of reports claim the eleven-foot-tall, six-ton animals have lived into modern times. Footage in Russia shot by a Nazi photographer during WWII appears to show a woolly mammoth walking through the snow. Native Americans in Canada have stories of these tusked beasts living in the northern wilderness. There’s also this case published in the November 28, 1896, edition of the Portland (Maine) Press of Col. C.F. Fowler who heard of woolly mammoths in Alaska. According to the article, Fowler was in Alaska to purchase ancient mammoth ivory from the local Inuit people when he noticed blood and rotting flesh on the roots of some tusks. When Fowler asked an elder where the tribe got the tusks, the elder told him that “less than three months before a party of his young men had encountered a drove of monsters about fifty miles above where he was then encamped, and had succeeded in killing two,” Fowler wrote. When Fowler spoke with the hunting party they described a creature from another age. “Their ears were suddenly saluted by a chorus of loud, shrill, trumpet-like calls, and an enormous creature came crashing toward them through the thicket, the ground fairly trembling

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