Saturday, November 18, 2023

Wild Elephants in New York Just 11,000 Years Ago

The Warren mastodon was the first complete American mastodon (Mammut americanum) skeleton found in the United States! Discovered in a bog in Newburgh, New York in 1845, it was preserved in the position in which it had died some 11,000 years ago, standing upright with its legs thrust forward and its head tilted upward, likely gasping for air under the mud in which it had become mired.

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