L.A. paleontologists are heading to the mall but shopping is not top of mind. Zed, a nearly complete pleistocene mammoth has been unearthed by scientists from the George C. Page Museum from fossil rich deposits in an ancient river bed below the old May Co parking lot in the upscale Miracle Mile shopping district. The massive mammoth is 80% complete and sports tusks 10-feet long.
The find has the city of angels excited as it appears to be one of the richest fossil deposits of late ice age remains. Plans are to showcase Zed to the public along with one of the most complete displays of ice age remains extracted from the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits.
City of Angels: 80% Complete Ice Age Mammoth Found