The journey of a 17,000-year-old woolly mammoth

The mammoth covered enough of Alaska’s ranging wilds to circle the Earth twice over – in only 28 years

A woolly mammoth with an icy background.
An illustration of an adult male woolly mammoth navigates a mountain pass in Arctic Alaska, 17,100 years ago. The image is produced from an original, life-size painting by paleo artist James Havens, which is housed at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Credit: James Havens