Woolly mammoths were animals that looked like elephants. They lived in northern parts of Europe, Asia and North America over 11,000 years ago.
Most people do not know that camels started out in North America. The western camel lived in North America from 10,000 to 600,000 years ago.
The Steppe Bison lived during the Pleistocene Period (about 2 million To 10,000 years ago). It was one of the most common species from Eastern Beringia (unglaciated parts of Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories).
The short-faced bear was a mammal that lived in Beringia. It was probably a predator (a meat-eater) that may have attacked bison, deer, muskoxen, caribou, ground sloths and horses.
Herds of Saiga Antelope crossed Beringia from Asia. The last known Saiga in Canada was about 12,200 years ago. When the Ice Age ended, it is thought that Saiga Antelopes did not adapt to the changed habitat and died out in North America.
In September of 1993, children playing on a placer claim on Last Chance Creek near Dawson City, discovered a horse’s shoulder bone with a scrap of flesh still clinging to it.
Jefferson’s Ground Sloth is one of the most unusual of North American Ice Age mammals. One of several species of sloths that lived in the Western Hemisphere, this one was named to honour U.S.
Equus lambei was a small horse about the size of a modern pony. It had a long, flowing, blondish mane.
During the last Ice Age, it roamed in large numbers in the area now known as the Yukon and Alaska.
The giant beaver is one of the largest rodents ever known. It could grow to be 2.5 metres long and weigh 218 kg.
The vegetation of Ice Age Beringia was a mosaic of different plants. Today it is possible to learn about this vegetation by studying preserved pollen and the remains of the plants themselves.