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A Mammoth Project.

The Woolly mammoth diorama in the Natural History gallery at the Royal BC Museum was constructed in 1978–79. The diorama portrays a full-sized Woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) in its tundra setting. This completely fabricated reproduction of a mammoth uses nine muskox hides to represent the mammoth pelt as muskox fur is very similar to real Woolly mammoth fur.  The body shape is provided by foamed plastic blocks carved to the measurements of a skeleton unearthed in 1931 in Illinois. The tusks are plastic reproductions.   

This is a photograph of a fabricated Woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum.
This is a photograph of museum staff creating a plasticine model of a Woolly mammoth.
This is a stereoscopic photograph showing the contours of a mammoth model.
This is a photograph showing an early stage of fabrication of the Royal BC Museum's Woolly mammoth.
This is a photograph showing museum staff working on a fabricated Woolly mammoth.
This is a photograph showing a museum taxidermist covering a fabricated Woolly mammoth in muskox hides.
This is a photograph showing a museum taxidermist working on a fabricated Woolly mammoth.
This is a photograph of Woolly, the Royal BC Museum's fabricated Woolly mammoth.

 

 

From the Royal BC Museum Natural History Gallery. 

This is a photograph of mammoth bones and tusks on display at the Royal BC Museum.
This is a photograph of a mammoth tooth on display at the Royal BC Museum.
This is a photograph of a mammoth tooth on display at the Royal BC Museum.
This is a photograph of a mammoth tooth on display at the Royal BC Museum.
This is a photograph of a mastodon tooth at the Royal BC Museum.
This is a photograph of a mastodon tooth at the Royal BC Museum.

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