Jacob Jean measures his height compared to a mural of a mammoth during their field trip to the Waco Mammoth Site in Waco, Texas, on May 3, 2011. The city has operated a five-acre site as a park and excavation site where the remains of the extinct Colombian Mammoth were first found in 1978. The Colombian Mammoth, a vegetarian giant, the largest of all mammoth species, which weighed as much as 10,000 lbs. The site includes a so-called nursery herd of fossils of young mammoths. The Colombian mammoth lived 10,000 to 1 million years ago. As of Friday, the president declared the site, which includes a visitor center, to be a National Monument which will be operated jointly with the National Park Service.
Jacob Jean measures his height compared to a mural of a mammoth during their field trip to the Waco Mammoth Site in Waco, Texas, on May 3, 2011. The city has operated a five-acre site as a park and excavation site where the remains of the extinct Colombian Mammoth were first found in 1978. The Colombian Mammoth, a vegetarian giant, the largest of all mammoth species, which weighed as much as 10,000 lbs. The site includes a so-called nursery herd of fossils of young mammoths. The Colombian mammoth lived 10,000 to 1 million years ago. As of Friday, the president declared the site, which includes a visitor center, to be a National Monument which will be operated jointly with the National Park Service. Kye R. Lee The Dallas Morning News
Jacob Jean measures his height compared to a mural of a mammoth during their field trip to the Waco Mammoth Site in Waco, Texas, on May 3, 2011. The city has operated a five-acre site as a park and excavation site where the remains of the extinct Colombian Mammoth were first found in 1978. The Colombian Mammoth, a vegetarian giant, the largest of all mammoth species, which weighed as much as 10,000 lbs. The site includes a so-called nursery herd of fossils of young mammoths. The Colombian mammoth lived 10,000 to 1 million years ago. As of Friday, the president declared the site, which includes a visitor center, to be a National Monument which will be operated jointly with the National Park Service. Kye R. Lee The Dallas Morning News

Mammoth site in Texas now a national monument

July 10, 2015 05:38 PM

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