Woolly mammoth crowned Sexiest Extinct Species

THE woolly mammoth has beaten off stiff competition to be crowned the hottest animal that no longer exists.

The Institute for Studies announced the winner of its annual Sexiest Extinct Species Award last night at a special luxury dinner attended by Idris Elba and Michaela Strachan.

Professor Henry Brubaker said: “The mammoth had sensual eyes and a luxuriant pelt that was equally suited to roaming the icy plains in search of vegetation or slobbing around watching romantic comedy DVDs while eating Haagen-Dazs.

“The mammoth exuded confidence and probably had a charming, easy-going manner. It is like Sienna Miller if she were a massive quadruped.”

Finalists for the prize included the pig-footed bandicoot, Torre’s cave rat and the Guam flying fox.