26 February 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova

Woolly Mammoths in Andalucia


It has been discovered that Andalucía was as cold as Scandinavia – and Woolly Mammoths foraged for food and shelter

Remains have been found in Granada showing that the Pleistocene Period (a glacial period) – was prevalent in Spain during the ice age. This now proves that Spain was the most southerly part of Europe covered in snow and ice.

The Mammoth - a prehistoric colossal beast - arrived in Spain from Siberia 40,000 years ago but eventually died out some 4,000 years ago. The remains can now be viewed in the Granada Archaeology Museum in the City’s Science Park.

They Woolly Mammoths had big long trunks and tusks coming out if their head similar to Elephants today.


  • What does a Woolly Mammoth look like?

  • Are we heading for another Ice Age?

  • What do you think these animals ate?


Word Image Definition Example Listen
Discovered   To find something unexpected. They discovered there were lots of naked beaches in Spain. Listen
Shelter A place to take cover When the storm came closer we went to the shelter Listen
Remains Parts of a dead body. The remains of Lorca were not discovered. Listen
Forage To search about; seek; rummage; hunt He went foraging in the attic for old mementos. Listen
Prevalent Widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted, or practiced. Pick pockets are prevalent in Spain. Listen
Tusk A long, pointed, or protruding tooth of an animal They cut off the tusk for ivory Listen
Dinosaur Herbivorous or carnivorous reptile now extinct which are the largest know land animals The dinosaur remains were found in the desert Listen


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