Mammoth Proportions

Mammoth Proportions

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This Week In History - Packing Up Fossils

Join Cala Scott as she shows us how fossils are safely packed for their move to a new Collections and Research Building (CRB). Season 11 Episode 2:, Oct 2022 Credit: RBCM and CHEK-TV (2022)

Woolly Mammoth Birthday

we wish our mammoth, affectionately called Woolly, a happy 42nd birthday! Take a look at the techniques behind his design and creation as we celebrate this museum icon! This Week In History - Season 10 Episode 18. Feb 16, 2022 Credit: RBCM and CHEK-TV


One of the most iconic and beloved images of the Royal BC Museum is Woolly the Woolly mammoth featured in the Natural History gallery. But Woolly was not the only kind of mammoth roaming the earth during the Ice Age, Columbian mammoths were here too. This Week in History, Season 4 Episode 21. Published on Feb 10, 2016 Credit: RBCM

Mammouths (Transcription) 

Island View Beach

Fieldtrippers are public walks in the Greater Victoria area led by researchers from the Royal BC Museum. These outings commemorate the first nature walks led by museum staff 125 years ago.  On a field trip to Island View Beach, museum staff teach us about the fossilized animals from our glacial past found in the cliff sediment layers. From This Week in History Season 4 Episode 2. Credit: RBCM

Island View Beach (Transcription) 

Timelapse of Lyuba Installation

Watch as Lyuba (pronounced Lee-OO-bah), a 40,000 year-old baby Woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is installed. Lyuba is on loan from the Shemanovsky Museum-Exhibition Complex in Russia. Credit: RBCM

Ice Grass

Ice grass is a valuable part of the Royal BC Museum's botany collection that helps paint a picture of what our province looked like during the Ice Age. From This Week in History Season 3 Episode 14. Credit: RBCM

Phippsie arctique (Transcription)