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* MammothsMeanIceAge: Even though the majority of the show take place in tropical jungles or savannas, in this episode Fang and Spear end up in a snowy wasteland where they encounter mammoths. How they ended up there and what they are doing there is never explained.


* SeldomSeenSpecies: In the flashback, Spear and his son are hunting what appear to be ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndyoceras Syndyoceras]]''.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: In the flashback, Spear and his son are hunting what appear to be a (massively oversized) ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndyoceras Syndyoceras]]''.


In a harsh and cold land, an elderly member of a migrating mammoth herd becomes separated from the group in a blinding snowstorm, and falls victim to an attack by Spear and Fang. After slaying the mammoth and feeling a moment of remorse, Spear takes a good portion of its fur and meat and fashions a crude sled from its bones and its single tusk. The duo finds shelter from the freezing storm in a cave. That night the mammoth herd finds the old mammoth's butchered remains and matriarch realizes that the elder's remaining tusk is missing. Back in the cave, Spear is taken back to a past memory of teaching his son to hunt, when suddenly the cave begins to shudder and fragments of rock fall from the ceiling. The mammoths have found them. A frantic battle begins where the powerful mammoths nearly kill the duo, until Spear brandishes the tusk against the mammoths in rage, causing the mammoths to pause. Spear realizes what he must do: he hands up the tusk and the leader takes it, and then the mammoths leave quietly without further conflict. Much later, the mammoths arrive to a gorge full of skeletons, where they place the tusk in the center of a clearing and begin to take turns gently stroking the tusk with their trunks.

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In a harsh and cold land, an elderly member of a migrating mammoth herd becomes separated from the group in a blinding snowstorm, and falls victim to an attack by Spear and Fang. After slaying the mammoth and feeling a moment of remorse, Spear takes a good portion of its the slain mammoth's fur and meat and fashions a crude sled from its bones and its single tusk. The duo finds shelter from the freezing storm in a cave. That night the mammoth herd finds the old mammoth's butchered remains and matriarch realizes that the elder's remaining tusk is missing. Back in the cave, Spear is taken back to a past memory of teaching his son to hunt, when suddenly the cave begins to shudder and fragments of rock fall from as the ceiling. The mammoths have found try to collapse it on them. A frantic battle begins where the powerful The mammoths nearly kill the duo, until Spear brandishes the tusk against the mammoths in rage, causing the mammoths them to pause. Spear realizes what he must do: he hands up the tusk and the leader takes it, and then the mammoths leave quietly without further conflict. quietly. Much later, the mammoths arrive to a gorge full of skeletons, where they place the tusk in the center of a clearing and begin to take turns gently stroking the tusk stroke it with their trunks.
trunks as a form of funeral.


In a harsh and cold land, a mammoth herd is migrating, but an elderly member is slow to move and falls behind, becoming separated from the group in a blinding snowstorm. Wandering in search of its herd, it falls victim to an attack by Spear and Fang. The elderly mammoth is too weak to fight and it soon lies slain in the snow. After a moment of remorse, Spear takes a good portion of its fur and meat and fashions a crude sled from its bones and its single tusk, then they go off in search of shelter from the freezing storm, and after a few hours they find a cave. That night the mammoth herd finds the old mammoth's butchered remains, and they take turns to gently run their trunks along the body in mourning. But then the herd's matriarch realizes that the elder's remaining tusk is missing, causing her to trumpet in fury followed by the rest of her herd. Back with the duo, Fang is huddled at the campfire while Spear etches a painting on the wall of the mammoth killing, seemingly still unnerved by the event. He is taken back to a past memory of teaching his son to hunt, when suddenly the cave begins to shudder and fragments of rock fall from the ceiling. The mammoths have found them. A frantic battle begins where the powerful mammoths seem to have the upper hand despite the valiant efforts of the duo. The fight comes to an end when Spear brandishes the tusk against the mammoths in rage, causing the mammoths to pause. The matriarch and Spear stare into each other's eyes for several moments, and then Spear realizes what he must do. He hands up the tusk and the leader takes it, and then the mammoths leave quietly without further conflict. Much later, the mammoths have made a journey to a gorge. The mammoths place the tusk in the center of a clearing and begin to take turns gently stroking the tusk with their trunks. As the camera pans out, the skeletal remains of dozens of mammoths can be seen scattered around them.

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In a harsh and cold land, a mammoth herd is migrating, but an elderly member is slow to move and falls behind, becoming of a migrating mammoth herd becomes separated from the group in a blinding snowstorm. Wandering in search of its herd, it snowstorm, and falls victim to an attack by Spear and Fang. The elderly After slaying the mammoth is too weak to fight and it soon lies slain in the snow. After feeling a moment of remorse, Spear takes a good portion of its fur and meat and fashions a crude sled from its bones and its single tusk, then they go off in search of tusk. The duo finds shelter from the freezing storm, and after a few hours they find storm in a cave. That night the mammoth herd finds the old mammoth's butchered remains, remains and they take turns to gently run their trunks along the body in mourning. But then the herd's matriarch realizes that the elder's remaining tusk is missing, causing her to trumpet in fury followed by the rest of her herd. missing. Back with in the duo, Fang is huddled at the campfire while cave, Spear etches a painting on the wall of the mammoth killing, seemingly still unnerved by the event. He is taken back to a past memory of teaching his son to hunt, when suddenly the cave begins to shudder and fragments of rock fall from the ceiling. The mammoths have found them. A frantic battle begins where the powerful mammoths seem to have nearly kill the upper hand despite the valiant efforts of the duo. The fight comes to an end when duo, until Spear brandishes the tusk against the mammoths in rage, causing the mammoths to pause. The matriarch and Spear stare into each other's eyes for several moments, and then Spear realizes what he must do. He do: he hands up the tusk and the leader takes it, and then the mammoths leave quietly without further conflict. Much later, the mammoths have made a journey arrive to a gorge. The mammoths gorge full of skeletons, where they place the tusk in the center of a clearing and begin to take turns gently stroking the tusk with their trunks. As the camera pans out, the skeletal remains of dozens of mammoths can be seen scattered around them.
trunks.


* AnimalsNotToScale: Woolly mammoths are smaller than African elephants in reality, but the ones in the episode dwarf Fang. This is a [[TheCoconutEffect common mistake]] with woolly mammoths in fiction.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: AnimalsNotToScale:
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Woolly mammoths are smaller than African elephants in reality, but the ones in the episode dwarf Fang. This is a [[TheCoconutEffect common mistake]] with woolly mammoths in fiction.fiction.
** The ''Syndyoceras'' in the flashback scene is around the size of a large moose. In real life it was as big as a medium-sized deer or antelope, weighing about 60 kg.


** Unlike what is expected with reptiles, Fang is able to stay active in the cold with no signs of slowing down or entering into torpor. Real-life non-avian dinosaurs were warm-blooded, to the point some thrived in cold climates during the Cretaceous period.

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** Unlike what is expected with reptiles, Fang is able to stay active in the cold with no signs of slowing down or entering into torpor. Real-life non-avian Non-avian dinosaurs in real life were warm-blooded, to the point some thrived in cold climates during the Cretaceous period.


** Unlike what is expected with reptiles, Fang is able to stay active in the cold with no signs of slowing down or entering into torpor. In real life, dinosaurs were warm-blooded and some thrived in colder climates.

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** Unlike what is expected with reptiles, Fang is able to stay active in the cold with no signs of slowing down or entering into torpor. In real life, Real-life non-avian dinosaurs were warm-blooded and warm-blooded, to the point some thrived in colder climates.cold climates during the Cretaceous period.


** Unlike what is expected with reptiles, Fang is able to stay active in the cold with no signs of slowing down or entering into torpor. In real life, dinosaurs were warm-blooded.

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** Unlike what is expected with reptiles, Fang is able to stay active in the cold with no signs of slowing down or entering into torpor. In real life, dinosaurs were warm-blooded.warm-blooded and some thrived in colder climates.

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** Unlike what is expected with reptiles, Fang is able to stay active in the cold with no signs of slowing down or entering into torpor. In real life, dinosaurs were warm-blooded.


* AnimalsNotToScale: Woolly mammoths are smaller than African elephants in reality, but the ones in the episode dwarf Fang. This is a [[TheCoconutEffect common mistake]] with woolly mammoths in fiction.



* DueToTheDead: The mammoth herd show great respect for the dead elder. See TruthInTelevision below.

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* DueToTheDead: The mammoth herd show great respect for the dead elder. See TruthInTelevision ShownTheirWork below.


* ExposedToTheElements: What kicks off the plot. In the cold and snowy environment Spear needs a lot more protection than his loincloth provides, so he kills an elderly mammoth to fashion warming clothing out of her hide.



* ExposedToTheElements: What kicks off the plot. In the cold and snowy environment Spear needs a lot more protection than his loincloth provides, so he kills an elderly mammoth to fashion warming clothing out of her hide.


* TruthInTelevision: Elephants in real life have been observed engaging in "mourning" behaviour, crowding around dead elephants and fondling the bones with their trunks, much like the mammoths in this episode. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5RiHTSXK2A Here]] is some footage of this behaviour.

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* TruthInTelevision: ShownTheirWork:
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Elephants in real life have been observed engaging in "mourning" behaviour, crowding around dead elephants and fondling the bones with their trunks, much like the mammoths in this episode. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5RiHTSXK2A Here]] is some footage of this behaviour.
** Real elephants do have a concept of avenging herd members, much like the mammoths in this episode.


In a harsh and cold land, a mammoth herd is migrating, but an elderly member is slow to move and falls behind, becoming separated from the group in a blinding snowstorm. Wandering in search of its herd, it falls victim to an attack by Spear and Fang. The elderly mammoth is too weak to fight and it soon lies slain in the snow. After a moment of remorse, Spear takes a good portion of its fur and meat and fashions a crude sled from its bones and its single tusk, then they go off in search of shelter from the freezing storm, and after a few hours they find a cave. That night the mammoth herd finds the old mammoth's butchered remains, and they take turns to gently run their trunks along the body in mourning. Back with the duo, Fang is huddled at the campfire while Spear etches a painting on the wall of the mammoth killing, seemingly still unnerved by the event. He is taken back to a past memory of teaching his son to hunt, when suddenly the cave begins to shudder and fragments of rock fall from the ceiling. The mammoths have found them. A frantic battle begins where the powerful mammoths seem to have the upper hand despite the valiant efforts of the duo. The fight comes to an end when Spear brandishes the tusk against the mammoths in rage, causing the mammoths to pause. The herd leader and Spear stare into each other's eyes for several moments, and then Spear realises what he must do. He hands up the tusk and the leader takes it, and then the mammoths leave quietly without further conflict. Much later, the mammoths have made a journey to a gorge. The mammoths place the tusk in the center of a clearing and begin to take turns gently stroking the tusk with their trunks. As the camera pans out, the skeletal remains of dozens of mammoths can be seen scattered around them.

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In a harsh and cold land, a mammoth herd is migrating, but an elderly member is slow to move and falls behind, becoming separated from the group in a blinding snowstorm. Wandering in search of its herd, it falls victim to an attack by Spear and Fang. The elderly mammoth is too weak to fight and it soon lies slain in the snow. After a moment of remorse, Spear takes a good portion of its fur and meat and fashions a crude sled from its bones and its single tusk, then they go off in search of shelter from the freezing storm, and after a few hours they find a cave. That night the mammoth herd finds the old mammoth's butchered remains, and they take turns to gently run their trunks along the body in mourning. But then the herd's matriarch realizes that the elder's remaining tusk is missing, causing her to trumpet in fury followed by the rest of her herd. Back with the duo, Fang is huddled at the campfire while Spear etches a painting on the wall of the mammoth killing, seemingly still unnerved by the event. He is taken back to a past memory of teaching his son to hunt, when suddenly the cave begins to shudder and fragments of rock fall from the ceiling. The mammoths have found them. A frantic battle begins where the powerful mammoths seem to have the upper hand despite the valiant efforts of the duo. The fight comes to an end when Spear brandishes the tusk against the mammoths in rage, causing the mammoths to pause. The herd leader matriarch and Spear stare into each other's eyes for several moments, and then Spear realises realizes what he must do. He hands up the tusk and the leader takes it, and then the mammoths leave quietly without further conflict. Much later, the mammoths have made a journey to a gorge. The mammoths place the tusk in the center of a clearing and begin to take turns gently stroking the tusk with their trunks. As the camera pans out, the skeletal remains of dozens of mammoths can be seen scattered around them.



* AntiVillain: The mammoths pursue and attack Spear and Fang relentlessly, but that is because they killed and ate their matriarch and even took her tusk, so they cannot even mourn her properly.

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* AntiVillain: The mammoths pursue and attack Spear and Fang relentlessly, but that is because they killed and ate an elder from their matriarch herd and even took her its tusk, so they cannot even mourn her it properly.



* DueToTheDead: The mammoth herd show great respect for the dead matriarch. See TruthInTelevision below.
* ElephantGraveyard: Shown at the end of the episode, where the mammoths take the remains of their matriarch.
* EyeScream: Spear finishes off the elderly matriarch by bashing her eye with a large stone. Another mammoth gets an eye clawed during the vicious battle with Fang.

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* DueToTheDead: The mammoth herd show great respect for the dead matriarch.elder. See TruthInTelevision below.
* ElephantGraveyard: Shown at the end of the episode, where the mammoths take the remains of their matriarch.
elderly herd member.
* EyeScream: Spear finishes off the elderly matriarch elder by bashing her its eye with a large stone. Another mammoth The matriarch gets an eye clawed during the vicious battle with Fang.Fang. Subverted, however, in that both times the eye is left intact.



* HeelRealization: Spear eventually realises that the mammoths are only attacking them out of grief and revenge for the old matriarch, and he gives up the tusk after the leader looks pleadingly at him when he brandishes the tusk against them.

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* HeelRealization: Spear eventually realises realizes that the mammoths are only attacking them out of grief and revenge for the old matriarch, one of their own, and he gives up the tusk after the leader matriarch looks pleadingly at him when he brandishes the tusk against them.


In a harsh and cold land, a mammoth herd make their usual migrations in search of food, but an elderly member is slow to move and falls behind, becoming separated from the group in a blinding snowstorm. Wandering in search of its herd, it falls victim to an attack by Spear and Fang, who intend to take fur to survive in the bitter cold and meat to feed their empty bellies. The fight is over in moments and the slain mammoth soon lies in the snow. After a moment of remorse for killing the old beast, Spear takes a good portion of its fur and meat and fashions a crude sled from its bones and its single tusk. They go off in search of shelter from the freezing storm, and the herd happens upon the mammoth's butchered remains, where they take turns to gently run their trunks along the body in mourning. Back at the cave, Fang is huddled at the campfire while Spear etches a painting on the wall of the mammoth killing, seemingly still unnerved by the event. He is taken back to a past memory of teaching his son to hunt, when suddenly the cave begins to shudder and fragments of rock fall from the ceiling. The mammoths have found them. Going outside to face them, a frantic battle begins where the powerful and numerous mammoths seem to have the upper hand despite the valiant efforts of the duo. The fight comes to an end when Spear brandishes the tusk against the mammoths in rage, causing the mammoths to pause. The herd leader and Spear stare into each other's eyes for several moments, and then Spear realises what he must do. He hands up the tusk and the leader takes it, and then the mammoths leave quietly without further conflict. Much later, the mammoths have made a journey to a gorge. The mammoths place the tusk in the center of a clearing and begin to take turns gently stroking the tusk with their trunks. As the camera pans out, the skeletal remains of dozens of mammoths can be seen scattered around them.

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In a harsh and cold land, a mammoth herd make their usual migrations in search of food, is migrating, but an elderly member is slow to move and falls behind, becoming separated from the group in a blinding snowstorm. Wandering in search of its herd, it falls victim to an attack by Spear and Fang, who intend to take fur to survive in the bitter cold and meat to feed their empty bellies. Fang. The fight is over in moments and the slain elderly mammoth is too weak to fight and it soon lies slain in the snow. After a moment of remorse for killing the old beast, remorse, Spear takes a good portion of its fur and meat and fashions a crude sled from its bones and its single tusk. They tusk, then they go off in search of shelter from the freezing storm, and after a few hours they find a cave. That night the mammoth herd happens upon finds the old mammoth's butchered remains, where and they take turns to gently run their trunks along the body in mourning. Back at with the cave, duo, Fang is huddled at the campfire while Spear etches a painting on the wall of the mammoth killing, seemingly still unnerved by the event. He is taken back to a past memory of teaching his son to hunt, when suddenly the cave begins to shudder and fragments of rock fall from the ceiling. The mammoths have found them. Going outside to face them, a A frantic battle begins where the powerful and numerous mammoths seem to have the upper hand despite the valiant efforts of the duo. The fight comes to an end when Spear brandishes the tusk against the mammoths in rage, causing the mammoths to pause. The herd leader and Spear stare into each other's eyes for several moments, and then Spear realises what he must do. He hands up the tusk and the leader takes it, and then the mammoths leave quietly without further conflict. Much later, the mammoths have made a journey to a gorge. The mammoths place the tusk in the center of a clearing and begin to take turns gently stroking the tusk with their trunks. As the camera pans out, the skeletal remains of dozens of mammoths can be seen scattered around them.



* DueToTheDead: The mammoth herd show great respect for the dead matriarch. See TruthInTelevision below.



* HeelRealization: Spear eventually realises that the mammoths are only attacking them out of grief and revenge for the old matriarch, and he gives up the tusk after the leader looks pleadingly at him when he brandishes the tusk against them.




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* TruthInTelevision: Elephants in real life have been observed engaging in "mourning" behaviour, crowding around dead elephants and fondling the bones with their trunks, much like the mammoths in this episode. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5RiHTSXK2A Here]] is some footage of this behaviour.


* HonourableElephant: The mammoths are suggested to be highly intelligent and noble creatures.

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* HonourableElephant: HonorableElephant: The mammoths are suggested to be highly intelligent and noble creatures.

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