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Hayden the Metro Mammoth with Dr. Emily Lindsey | Natural History Museum’s Curiosity Show

January 15, 2018

Chris visits Dr. Emily Lindsey at the La Brea Tar Pits to meet Hayden, a juvenile mammoth that was discovered during a dig for the Metro train along Wilshire Blvd. Hayden lived in Los Angeles but didn’t die in the Tar Pits, so his bones aren’t the typical “La Brea brown” color of those we find in the Pits. He’s also still got small tusks and some of his baby teeth. Remains of Ice Age megafauna are found all around under Los Angeles, revealing what the landscape was like thousands of years before urbanization.

This comes from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking on the blog title above. If the film stops & starts in an annoying manner, press pause (lower left double bars ||) to let it buffer and get ahead of you.  [Chuck Almdale]

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