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The woolly mammoth die-off was even sadder than you think

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You probably already know that woolly mammoths went extinct on the American continent around 10,000 years ago.

But few have heard that a small population of these Ice Age giants persisted for much longer on small islands in the Arctic Ocean. A new study in PLOS Genetics documents their final, somber centuries in isolation—and the devastating

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