The perfectly preserved carcass of the ancient giant was sold to a French businessman for €548,250 ($644,234) at an auction held in Lyon on Saturday.
The striking artifact was carefully assembled and mounted in a forward walking position with its enormous curved tusks pointing downwards, the Mail Online reported.
The remains of the hairy giant, which roamed North America and Russia’s Siberia thousands of years ago, was discovered in northwestern Siberia about a decade ago, Deutsche Welle reported.
It belonged to a local hunter who had preserved the remains at his home.
Woolly mammoths became extinct about 3,700 years ago due to overhunting and a warming climate.