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Scylla posted a topic in Fossil NewsWell, first they were isolated on Wrangel Island, genetic changes altered their fat metabolism, then the water supply became more toxic, then they were wiped out relatively suddenly 4000 years ago. This was proposed by a new study. https://gizmodo.com/how-the-last-woolly-mammoths-met-their-demise-on-a-remo-1838848130
DNA clues to why woolly mammoth died out By Helen Briggs, BBC News, March 2, 2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39142941 The last, lonely woolly mammoths faced a 'genomic meltdown' By Michael Price, Science News, March 2, 2017 http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/last-lonely-woolly-mammoths-were-genetically-screwed The Woolly Mammoth's Last Stand New York Times http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39142941 The paper is: Rogers, R. L., and M. Slatkin, 2017, Excess of genomic defects in a woolly