Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI- The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced today the finding of a mastodon skeleton.
A mastodon is a mammal that is now extinct, which resembled a large elephant with fur and long curved tusks.
“Kent County road crews uncovered a mastodon today – which will eventually end up at the GRPM! Pictured here: Dr. Cory Redman, the Museum’s science curator, leads a crew of museum staff, volunteers, and experts from the University of Michigan. Check back for more info as the process continues,” The museum posted today on Facebook.
Local TV Station Wood TV8 reports that the bones were found when road crews were excavating to do culvert repair along 22 Mile Road and found a three-foot-long femur. The station interviewed an expert who shared more details, and confirmed that once the bones are studied by the University of Michigan, they will be turned over to the museum for display.