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Baby Mammoth Skeleton on Exhibit

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Kennewick, WA- Step out of the heat this weekend, and step way back in time.

A replica of a skeleton of a prehistoric baby woolly mammoth will be on display starting tomorrow  at Columbia Center Mall.

Russian scientists discovered the original skeleton in Siberia in the late 1990s. It is the smallest mammoth ever discovered. 

Wooly mammoths aren't strangers to the Northwest. In fact, they were plentiful up until the ice age floods.

"It was up until about 10-thousand years ago that we had mammoths roaming this region," says Hanford Reach Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Camp, "With the last of the ice age they disappeared from here."

 The baby skeleton will be on display at the mall through the fall, and eventually will be part of the new Hanford Reach Interpretative Center.
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