Plato said that elephants flourished in southern Spain (south of the Sierra Morena and Nevada mountains) at the time of Atlantis, which extended both inside and outside the Pillars of Hercules, from Italy and Libya, and outside Gibraltar, actually up to at least Cornwall for the tin and down the coast of Morocco, named after the Formorians, and Hannibal circa 200 b.c., from Carthage on the mediterranean coast of North Africa, tried to attack Rome with his army including elephants, so it’s likely that his fighting elephants were the descendants of the atlantean elephants, because the canaanite Carthaginians of circa 500 b.c., or whenever, likely did not bring herds of elephants across thousands of miles of blazing Sahara Desert up from the south (Egypt didn’t even have them).
Ice Age elephants are drawn as cave art in southern France, with even a writing system reflected on the cave walls (see New Scientist The Writing on the Cave Wall by Kate Ravilious), so should we not look to a later time for the ending of the Ice Age than conventionally at 10000 b.c.? And when you consider that Plato’s “9600 b.c.” Atlantis story-date rings hollow in that he describes bronze age weaponry, navies, and cities, about 7,000 years too early, the picture begins to become clear, the Ice Age ended actually circa 1500 b.c., explaining the many submerged cities found around the world.
In the Himalayas, some nepalese elephants have the high-crowned head of the wooly mammoths, said to have been extinct for ten thousand years, demonstrating that the generations of the ice age elephants were really not so long ago, all those elephants, and those today, of a biblical kind, all which can/could interbreed of course, the elephant syngameon, which proliferated geographically during the ice age because of the temperate rainy weather which predominated where now are vast swaths of desert. See the big picture here http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.