By Amelia Meyer
The Dwarf Elephant is an extinct species, not to be confused with the Pygmy Elephant. This species lived in the Pleistocene period, which is the period that extended from 1.8 million to 10 000 years before our present.
The dwarf elephant was about a tenth of the size of the average elephant today. Their habitat was scattered all over the world, but they are thought to have lived particularly in the areas that are today known as the Channel Islands of California, Cyprus, Malta, Crete, Sicily, the Cyclades Islands and the Dodecanese Islands. These amazing creatures are considered to be the only elephant species of the mammoth line in the Mediterranean.