What Types of Mammals Lived during the Ice Ages?
During the Ice Ages, there were mammals that are very familiar to us like deer, pack rats, and ground squirrels. But there were also unusual mammals, most of them very large, that are now extinct.
How do we know?
A sloth tibia (upper left), a short-faced bear humerus (right) and a camel jaw (bottom) all found in the Bay Area.
Paleontologists have found fossils of each of the animals listed here. Take a look at some of these fossils.
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