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An old, old, old, old (we’re not sure how many olds) American relative of today’s elephants:
The American mastodon (scientific name Mammut americanum) roamed North America from at least 3.75 million to 11,000 years ago. Mastodons, along with mammoths and modern elephants, are members of the order Proboscidea. As adults they stood between 2.5 and 3 meters (8-10 feet) at the shoulder and weighed betweeen 3500 and 5400 kilograms (4-6 tons).
Mastodons became extinct approximately 11,000 years ago. Today, paleontologists are trying to understand why.MORE [Illinois State Museum]
A mastadon skeleton on display in the musum at the Mastadon States Historical Site in Missouri courtesy of Kevin Saff from Minneapolis, USA. under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license via Wikipedia.