Mammoth Excursion May 25th, 2011
Dr. Bakker’s presentation on mass extinctions
Ever wonder why large animals such as the dinosaurs and wooly mammoths became extinct while small animals like tiny prehistoric mammals and pond turtles survived?
A size comparison of the modern day elephant, Wooly mammoth and the Columbian Mammoth
The excursion group learns about the features of the Columbian mammoth and the story behind the site yet to see
Entering the building enclosed site, a life size Columbian mammoth mural awaits to greet you. The edifice built around the site is air conditioned at a constant temperature all year long. It is also impermeable, thanks to the construction of the building, to floods that could cause potential destruction to the bones.