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Mammoth Dung

It's big and pooey


Big dung must come from a big animal! Now extinct, the Columbian Mammoth was huge, weighing almost as much as a double decker bus.

This poo is around 15,000 years old, so don't worry the smell has long gone! The Museum also has a Woolly Mammoth tusk, teeth and hair on display.

Illustration shows Woolly Mammoth


The dung is from a Columbian Mammoth, but the Museum also has the hair and tooth from a Woolly Mammoth. Woolly Mammoths had a domed head, a hump on the shoulder and sloping back. Whole mammoths found frozen in Siberia show that thick fur covered their entire body, ears and trunk, making sure that they kept nice and warm!