Ice Age Mammals: Science Talk and Artist Walk
Ice Age Mammals on the Meadow They have been extinct for the last 10,000 years, but now they’re back! Discover Ice Age mammals as they magically reappear in the VINS meadow. Woolly Mammoth Mammuthus primigenius: Herds Ice Age mammals wandered through tundra-like prairies across Europe, Asia, and North America. Dire Wolf Canis dirus: From southern Alberta to Bolivia, these large wolves were extremely adaptable carnivores. Short-Faced Bear Arctodus simus: Short-faced bears would have been found throughout the North American continent and were the largest land predators at the time, weighing more than a ton. Western Camel Camelops hesternus: Camelid species actually originated some 45 million years ago and underwent a large portion of their evolution in North America. American Lion Panthera atrox: The American lion was one of the largest predators of the Pleistocene and hunted deer, horses, camels, and bison.