Researchers are working to map the DNA of a Columbian mammoth discovered in a bog in the Mani La-Sal National Forest in Utah twenty-five years ago. According to USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum Curator of Archaeology Tim Riley, the massive amount of research performed on this specimen has yielded some of the
A new study has revealed that woolly mammoths cavorted with Columbian mammoths, breeding hybrids of the two. “Living African elephant species hybridize where their ranges overlap, with the bigger species out-competing the smaller for mates. This results in mitochondrial genomes from the smaller species showing up in populations of the larger.