MASTODONS!!!
Because of the major snow mastodon fossil find in Colorado; many people now ask “What is a mastodon?’’
The word “mastodon” means nipple tooth. The mastodons were living on this planet around 3.75 million years ago. These elephant like animals became extinct about 11,000 years ago. Today, paleontologists are still trying to find out the reason for this mass extinction.
Mastodons were mostly herbivores; meaning they only eat plants. The shape of their teeth help them eat the plants.
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The most commonly known mastodon is a Wooly Mammoth. Of course these are not the only types of mastodons. There are also others that are supposedly smaller than mastodons; 7 feet for a female and 10 feet for a male.
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