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The Woolly Mammoth is the first animal that probably comes to mind, for most of us, when we think of the 'Ice Age.' Marx has done a fine job of capturing this animal, too. In my humble opinion, the Mammoth is one of Marx's finest figures. It holds up strikingly well, even now (see the photo below comparing it to the more recent Carnegie model).
This is a representation of the Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primogenius), which was only one of many species of mammoth that existed during the Ice Age. Other species included M. planifrons, the flat-browed mammoth from India; M. columbi,the Columbia mammoth, from late Pleistocene North America; and  M. trogontherii, the steppe mammoth, from middle Pleistocene central Europe. All in all, mammoths roamed the earth from about 2 million to 4,000 years ago.
Woolly Mammoth lived from the Pleistocene to the early Holocene Epoch. Unlike the dinos, Woolly Mammoth co-existed with humans, and was hunted quite frequently by them. Cave paintings of mammoths have been found in France and Spain.
The last mammoths died out in the early Holocene (about 4,000 years ago). The cause of their extinction is has long been thought to have been a combination of climatic warming and human predation. However, recent studies are suggesting humans weren't responsible for the extinction of mammoths.
A mummified mammoth was found in Siberia in 1997. It is currently being studied by scientists, who are preserving it in an ice cave.

Carnegie Safari and Marx Mammoths:

Woolly Mammoth
Scientific Name: Mammuthus primogenius
Length: 9' tall at shoulder
Diet: Plants
Time Period: Pleistocene Epoch/Early Holocene (120,000 - 4,000 years ago)
Location: Europe and North America

References Woolly Mammoth.