Name that mammoth

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is asking the public to help name the first mammoth found at a fossil site in Western Colorado.

People can vote on five suggested names on the Museum website,

Crews have uncovered an estimated 600 bones from Ice Age animals near Snowmass Village, including mammoths, mastodons, a giant ground sloth, and ancient bison.

The first fossil was unearthed October 14th by a man operating a bulldozer to expand a reservoir near the town.

The proposed names are: Jessie, for the bulldozer operator; Ella, for the construction Superintendent's 3 year old daughter, Ziggy, for the Ziegler Family, which owned the land; Samammoth, for Museum Educator Samantha Sands; and Snowy, for Snowmass Village.

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