Asteroid 9879, Mammuthus, was discovered on August 12, 1994 by Eric W. Elst at La Silla observatory near La Serena, Coquimbo, Chile. It has a period of 3 years, 249 days.
It was named for the mammoth, an extinct hairy primordial cousin of the elephant.
Astrologically, Mammuthus seems to indicate teeth, having teeth, dentistry, hugeness; possibly the mammoth as a contemporary concern.
The glyph for Mammuthus is mine.