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THIS. MAMMOTH LIVED BEFORE ADAM
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The La Brae Imperial Mammoth, as it stands in the Los Angeles
Museum of Natural History. Alongside, to show its sjze, stands the tallest
Los Angeles. Imagine a creature
standing 15 feet high, measuring 30
feet in length and weighing eight
ton$, challenging a pigmy traffic
crossing officer to the right of way
on a crowded city thoroughfare.
It is the largest specimen of an ele
phant known to eist in the world.
The bones were found in the .fa
mous La Brea pits, located , about
seven miles from Los Angeles.
One tooth of this imperial mam
moth weighs 20 pounds. Its tusks
are 11 feet long. Its measurement
from the tip of the tusk to pelvic bone
is 25 feet; The tail length gives it 30
It lived from 150,000 to 200,000
years ago and belongs to the Pleisto