Mammoth skull unearthed at Channel Islands. Photo courtesy National Park Service

A team of archeologists and paleontologists is unearthing a well-preserved mammoth skull from Santa Rosa Island in Channel Islands National Park, California.

The skull, which had been named “Larry,” was originally discovered in an eroding creek bed in 2014. Once the removal is completed, Larry will be flown to a museum for further study.

For more information, and a primer on mammoths in a North America, here’s a piece from the National Park Service. 

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