† Moorland Mastodon is a dead fossil American Mastodon (Mammut americanus), , who died at Moorland swamp, in United States, .
Moorland Mastodon was born wild at North America unspecified forest.
The complete mastodon Skeleton
was found in a bog swamp near Muskegon Michigan and were acquired by the Museum in 1904. A 1940 GR Herald article indicate the Skeleton
measured 18 ft long, 10 Feet
high and 6 Feet
wide, with the Tusks
themselves being nearly 6 Feet
The Museum director at that time, Frank DuMond, was always looking for a good "photo op" to help entice visitors to come down to the museum. The story here is that when the Shrine Circus was in town, he befriended the elephant trainer and convinced him to walk the Circus elephant
from the Civic Auditorium to the Public Museum to 'meet" and "interview" the mastodon.
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