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< Skyrim: Creatures: Animals
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Location Bleakwind Basin, Blizzard Rest, Red Road Pass, Sleeping Tree Camp, Steamcrag Camp, Talking Stone Camp, Tumble Arch Pass, and Wilderness
Species Mammoth Soul Grand
Level 38 Type Animals
BaseID 00023AB4
Other Information
Health 931 Magicka 0
Stamina 424
Primary Skills Block, Sneak, Archery, One-handed
Faction(s) Creature Faction; Mammoth Faction
A wild Mammoth

Mammoths are hulking creatures mainly found roaming the tundra of Skyrim, where their bones frequently decorate the landscape. They are enormous beasts, with shaggy coats of fur and long tusks. They are generally found near giant camps, or traveling under the protection of giants in the wilderness. Wild mammoths and tame mammoths can be distinguished by their tusks; those of tame mammoths bear engravings, while wild mammoths have unadorned tusks.

If a tame mammoth is attacked, its herding giant will rush to defend his stock, provided that the attack occurs within his detection range. Conversely, if a giant that owns a mammoth is attacked, his herd will turn hostile (but only until the giant is killed, at which point the mammoth will turn passive again). Mammoths will not enter water or cross a stream in pursuit (provided the water is deep enough), and may get stuck behind trees or rocks, which can prove useful for those wishing to evade them or kill them from a distance.



  • Enchanters will find mammoths especially useful, as they are the most ready and reliable source of grand souls in the game.
  • Mammoths will slowly regain a small amount of health (about 30 points) when their health bar nears zero.
  • Regardless of shouts used, perks, or level, you can only stagger a mammoth. It is impossible to actually make a mammoth ragdoll.
  • Besides their other resistances, mammoths are also resistant to Ice Form and Vampiric Grip.
  • Mammoths cannot be reanimated by any Reanimate spells but can be reanimated by the Ritual Stone power and the Soul Tear shout.
  • Leading a pursuing predator (bear, wolf, dragon, etc.) near a mammoth or tending giant will cause them to attack and possibly kill the predator.
  • Tame mammoths in giant camps will eventually turn hostile if you linger near them for too long and ignore their warnings to leave (trumpeting and/or kicking the ground while trumpeting), but tame mammoths that patrol the wilderness with their giant will not turn hostile no matter how long you are around them, unless you attack them first. Wild mammoths will not turn hostile, no matter how long you hang out around them. You also might encounter a wild mammoth fighting two sabre cats. Unlike other wild mammoths, this one will attack if you stay near it for too long.