Mammoth Mysteries Explained by the Genesis Flood

Uniformitarian (slow and gradual processes) scientists are baffled by the woolly mammoths, those elephants frequently associated with the Ice Age. These critters primarily lived in the upper areas of the Northern Hemisphere. A huge mystery is why they went extinct.

Among the millions of remains, those found in permanently frozen soil way up north baffles secularists the most. These areas did not have glaciers, so they are not found in glacier ice. Imaginative speculations about these mysteries have stampeded for many years.

Secular scientists have their long-age beliefs challenged by the existence of woolly mammoth remains. Their demise is explained by the Genesis Flood.
Mammoths image, Flickr / Andrew Wilkinson (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Some people think (and I bought into this years ago) that they were frozen very quickly. A reason people got that idea is because food was still in their stomachs. That concept fails for several reasons, including elephant stomach biology and the fact that they died in different seasons, not all at once. These and other problems for evolutionists are answered by using biblical creation science models of the Genesis Flood and subsequent Ice Age.
Like the other grazers, the woolly mammoth, though more cold-adapted than most, was actually conditioned to a mild climate (see ‘A very different, mild climate’ at right). This was due to the warmer oceans immediately after the Flood that triggered the Ice Age. But centuries later, as the ocean temperatures cooled, and the ice sheets developed, the climate would become drier, with the winters colder in the far north, especially as sea ice formed. This would have increased the temperature difference between high and low latitudes, generating strong winds—especially while the ice sheets were still in existence. The combination of colder winters, drought, and fierce winds (which also meant intermittent massive dust storms), would have greatly stressed the animal populations. Around that time, 65% of all mammals over 44 kg (100 lbs) went extinct worldwide.

To read all of the article, visit "The Woolly Mammoth." You may also be interested in some material about "disharmonious associations" back then, "Surprising Companions in the Ice Age?"