By Bureau of Reclamation

What is large, hairy, and 72,000-plus years old? Why a Wooly Mammoth, of course! In August 2010, several ancient animal tracks were discovered on a Bureau of Reclamation project site in Southeastern Idaho by vertebrate paleontologist and Reclamation volunteer, Steve Robison.

Due to natural sloughing off of the cliff and water erosion from the reservoir, most of the tracks were lost. Therefore, Reclamation (along with the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service) worked to uncover the remaining partial tracks and hoped that more would be discovered. The data that has been collected will be studied and compiled into an exhibit that will be displayed at the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Spring 2012.
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