How does loss of food supply cause extinction?
The animals concerned starve to death.
What are the similarities and differences between the extinction of mammoths and the possible extinction of Asian elephants?
This is a difficult question to answer because nobody knows for sure why mammoths became extinct. However, one hypothesis is that human activity (particularly over-hunting), was responsible for the extinction of mammoths, and Asian elephants are also threatened with extinction largely due to hunting. Another possible cause of the mammoth's extinction was habitat loss because of climate change. Habitat loss also effects Asian elephants, but for them, it is due to deforestation caused by humans…
A sudden change in temperature, food availability or habitat may cause the extinction of a species. Mass destruction and/or failure of adaptation Natural disasters and a lack of necessities like food sources. Being hunted, loss of natural habitat, climate changes, natural disasters, poor adaptation/natural selection