I couldn't resist quoting an old Judy Garland classic, but it really wasn't a surprise. Dr. Paula Mikkelsen, Associate Director for Science at PRI is "on location" in Chicago doing some research on her BivAToL project and she sent home a great picture from The Field Museum of Natural History. Can you guess what that picture is? Come on guess!
Well OK -- it's a picture of one of the first casts of Museum of the Earth's very own Hyde Park Mastodon. How cool is that?
The cast of our Hyde Park Mastodon is part of the Field Museums newest temporary (and soon to travel) exhibition entitled: Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age on display through September 6, 2010.
PRI's Hyde Park Mastodons skeleton is 95% complete and is one of the most complete skeletons on display in North America. If you can't make it to the Museum of the Earth here in Ithaca to see the original be sure to make it to the Field or see it "on the road."