Mammoth refers to a genus of elephants that are widespread in the colder regions of Tirakan. The scholars under the young, slightly crazy zoologist Bernhard of Yavon assume that they evolved from a group of elephants via several intermediate forms that increasingly specialised in grass food and adapted to the cold.
In general, "mammoth" means the woolly mammoth. The woolly mammoth is one of the most popular hunting animals of people in the north. This is documented by numerous cave paintings and travel descriptions.