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Rarest Southern Elephant Discovered
24.09.2007 18:05
Rarest Southern Elephant Discovered
The elephant at the exhibition

Skeleton of a southern elephant, who lived millions of years ago, was discovered in Stavropolsky region by workers in an open pit. To date scientists know only four such skeletons.
      
      One of said skeletons was discovered in the same region in 1960 and is now exhibited in regional museum, Three more elephants found home in Paris, Saint Peterburg and Tbilisi.
      
      As soon as workers discovered bones, they have stopped pit development and reported to local authorities. New found skeleton is about 4 m high and 6 m long.
      
      Source: Science News


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