We just spent a few days in Mammoth Lakes. Gregg biked down the mountain and the girls and I played in the village, went in the pool/hot tub, visited an earthquake fault, and generally hung out. Alex is very curious about the wooly mammoths. She wants to know why they don't exist anymore.
A: The wooly mammoths are all dead?
M: Yes, honey. All of them.
A: No Mom. There is ONE wooly mammoth still alive. There must be.
M: No, I'm sorry. None.
A: Did the tigers eat them all?
M: No, the sabre tooth tigers didn't eat them all. In fact, the tigers probably all died because the mammoths did.
A: Why did the mammoths die?
M: Mammoths like ice and snow and.....
Later that day we visited the fault and she became convinced that the mammoths all fell in. I don't know, maybe she's right.