Pygmy Mammoth… isn’t that an Oxymoron?

Well, it is and it isn’t!  The dictionary defines an oxymoron as a “figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction”.  Pygmy and Mammoth seem like contradictory terms, right?  They are, but that doesn’t change the fact that between 40,000 and 20,000 years ago 14-foot tall, 20,000-pound Columbian mammoths embarked on a journey that would eventually end …