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Mammoth remains found near Buffalo Bill Reservoir

Possible theft investigated by Bureau of Reclamation

 

April 20, 2018



POWELL (WNE) – Federal law enforcement agents and officials have secured a site at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir to protect skeletal remains attributed to an ancient a mammoth, declared by one University of Wyoming scientist as “a very important discovery.”

The site west of Cody is on Bureau of Reclamation land, and the Bureau of Land Management is assisting with security.

“We don’t have a huge amount of mammoth finds in Wyoming. It’s a very important discovery,” said UW paleobiology Professor Mark Clementz.

Rural Cody resident Todd Legler found the mammoth remains while hiking i...



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