Possible prehistoric elephant skull found

June 10, 2014 • State News

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say campers in New Mexico have discovered what appears to be a prehistoric elephant skull at Elephant Butte Lake [auth] State Park.

State Parks and other agencies are investigating the find of what appears a tusk and skull of a prehistoric elephant.

State Parks Director Tommy Mutz says that until paleontologists can carefully excavate and analyze the find, they won’t have conclusive information.

Paleontologists at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science are working with State Park and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Staff to investigate and potentially excavate the fossil as soon as possible.

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