These animals had huge teeth. And they get 4 sets over their lifetime.
When one tooth is ground down too far, another set moves in to take its place.
Here you can kind of see the other set getting ready to move.
They think this is from an 18 year old female.
Here is the tusk, the horn core is from inside this.
Another shot of the horn core.
They had a few activities for the kids to participate in.
They also had these life size banner posters so you could get a feel for just how large these animals were.
Jessica loves to get her face painted!
Cute mastadon, eh?
Amy liked her hat.
This is the leg bone of something, I don't remember what.
They had some other fossils on display that weren't from the recent findings.
If you look by that lady in the green sweater, you can see the pelvis they had hung up. It's at the height it would have actually been for that animal (I think it was a mastadon...it was huge!)
Anyway, it was a fascinating exhibit.
After we were done, we had to go into the Gems and Minerals exhibit and then the Mummies exhibit.
Amy wanted to go to others, but we'd been there a few hours by this point and the place was packed.
Good thing we have a membership and can go back whenever we want. Except to see these fossils they just found. It was so worth the trip over, I think.