Most complete mastodon skeleton found

ANN ARBOR, MI (WCMH) — Researches from the University of Michigan have found one of the most complete skeletons ever of a mastodon.

This is the first ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s.

The researchers say that about 70 percent of the skeleton remains intact.

The head of the mastodon, an extinct cousin of the elephant, is now being examined to estimate its age.

Mastodons roamed North and Central America in grazing herds and died out about 10 to 11 thousand years ago. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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