The woolly mammoth is said by evolutionists to have been the ancestor of today's elephants. But there's quite a few differences between mammoths & elephants. The most obvious, of course, is the mammoth's hairy coat, similar to that of the musk ox. Then, there is the mammoth's thick layer of fat, which, together with its hair, enabled it to live in climates that had winters. (The mammoth's & the elephant's internal organs are quite similar.) In the wild, elephants die when their teeth become too worn-down for them to adequately chew their food. The mammoth had much-stronger teeth than does the elephant, with the teeth of the many knows specimens of mammoths showing little wear. And according to food remains found in some mammoths' stomachs or in their mouths, they could eat a much-broader range of vegetation than today's elephant can. The mammoths had much-smaller ears than does the elephant. The mammoth had larger tusks than does the elephant, and a slightly-larger brain, but overall was about the same size as the African elephant. It appears that the mammoth was a better-developed animal than the elephant is...it could live in many places where elephants cannot; it seemed equally at home in forest or plain, and in almost all climates but Arctic, could eat a much-broader range of food, its teeth didn't wear out; in short, it was much-better equipped to survive than is the elephant. But there are no living mammoths known today. What happened? The first-known body of a mammoth with its fleas, hair, and internal organs mostly-intact was found in Siberia in 1799. Actually, it was found by some sled dogs who dug into the ice enough to enable them to eat some of the mammoth's flesh. The men investigated, and even ate a little of the flesh themselves, and reported their discovery at their destination. Travel in the North in those days was slow at best, and it was months before anyone could return to the mammoth's carcass, and by then, more of its flesh had been eaten by wild animals. But there was enough remaining for scientists to construct an accurate repro of what the mammoth looked like in life. Here's a mystery: Most of the whole mammoth bodies found appeared to have died very quickly & unexpectedly, several with mouthfuls of food, with no sign of alarm. What could've killed them on their feet without leaving any wound? Ther weren't burned, either, nor was radiation involved. There seems only one explanation left...a sudden blast of super-cold air. Their bodies quick-frozen, and not even the intense cold of Siberia in winter could freeze a ten-ton animal that quickly so that no frost formed within their organs. There have been some rather-silly theories postulated...that the climate turned cold & the mammoths starved. But what was to keep the mammoths from simply wandering till they found food, as modern animals do? And how does that explain the mouthfuls of grass found in some Siberian mammoths, in an area where such grass cannot now grow? There's a theory with quite a bit of supporting evidence that the north pole was once located a few hundred miles southeast of Greenland. Take a globe & place your finger a little southeast of Greenland, rotate the globe with your finger marking the axis of its rotation, and see which lands would then be closer to the "pole". Several Jews, writing about the destruction of Sennacherib's army before Jerusalem, stated there were no wounds showing on the bodies, the bodies were very cold, that all their animals had died as well, and that their deaths were sudden and unexpected, most of the men dying in their beds, the sentries & beasts simply collapsing with no sign of knowing disaster was coming. And their camp itself was intact. We DO know there were several disturbances in the earth's rotation in this time frame, the most prominent and well-known one being the reversal of the sun in its course for Hezekiah, an event recorded worldwide. It appears that every 15 years, beginning in the early 700s BC, the earth and Mars had "close encounters of the worst kind", as Mars was in a cigar-shaped orbit that intersected the orbit of the earth. Perhaps these near-misses caused atmospheric disturbances and several polar displacements. After all, the Ice Ages were MUCH more-recent than first believed. AT ANY RATE...This is yet another blow against evolution, as the better-equipped mammoth did not live into mpdern times while the elephant did. And besides that, the DNA evidence shows mammoths & elephants to have been so genetically different that they could not have produced an offspring together. In the meantime, the cause of the mammoths' quick-freeze remains a mystery.