National Park Service
"Found only on the California Channel Islands and nowhereelse in the world, the pygmy mammoth was probably a small
form of the Columbian mammoth found on the mainland.
Pygmy mammoths varied from 4.5 to 7 feet high at the shoulders
and may have weighed only about 2,000 pounds, compared to the
14-foot tall, 20,000 pound Columbian mammoth. In other respects,
they were probably similar, with short fur, a typical mammoth
body form, and a relatively large head."
Map showing the location of Sonora, Mexico, South western
California and the Channel Islands of California.