Mammoth, common name for several species of the Elephant family. Mammoths had long, curved tusks that reached a length of about 3 m (about 10.5 ft), and a prominent hump on the back. Those that lived in cold climates haa shaggy covering of long, thick hair. These animals moved northward as the glaciers of the Ice Age receded. Scientists believe that most Mammoths had died out toward the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, about 11,000 years ago, although scientists have found the remains of dwarf Mammoths that survived until around 3,700 years ago on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean. The first complete specimen of a frozen Mammoth was unearthed near the Lena River in Siberia in 1806 by Russian botanist Mikhail Adams. In 1999 scientists working in Siberia recovered the complete remains of a Woolly Mammoth embedded in frozen mud containing plants and insects that lived 20,000 years ago. Using a helicopter, the scientists transported the specimen to an ice cave about 300 km (200 mi) away. Scientists plan to slowly thaw their find and perform tests on the remains to identify the reason the animal died. They also plan to study the plants and insects found in the frozen mud encasing the carcass to learn more about the environment the animal lived in.
Ummmm…woolly. Really big, really tough, horns, good damage….what’s not to like? If this creature’s combination possibilities aren’t readily obvious then just randomly combine him with something and hold on for the ride!