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What is the closest living relative of the extinct Mastodon?
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The Mastodon, also , and more commonly, known as the "Mammut" is thought to have become extinct during rapid climate change. More advanced tools - which would have allowed hunters to chase and kill them- may also have been responsible for their dwindling numbers.
With shorter legs than mammoths and a longer, more muscular body, it was most closely related to an Asian elephant. The males were larger than the females.
Mammuts lived in herds, such as elephants but had a different habitat, living in forested areas and were browsers and grazers. Elephants, themselves, are only grazers. Browsers eat mostly leavers and grazers grass.
Posted by durbanville on April 23, 2013 at 11:41 AM (Answer #1)
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