A mammoth is species of the extinct genus Mammuthus. Mammoth had long, curved tusks and in northern species, a covering of long hair. They lived in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America about 4,500 years ago. The woolly mammoth was the last species of the genus.
Like their modern relatives, mammoths were quite large with the height of 4m and weight up to 8 tonnes. Depending on the species or race of mammoth, the diet differed somewhat depending on location, although all mammoths ate similar things like cacti leaves, trees, herbs, larch and shrubs.