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, http://www.dmns.org.

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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