Waco Mammoth National Momument

by Character Queen

Recently, we went to Waco Mammoth National Monument.  It was amazing!  We learned about a different kind of Mammoth, the Columbian Mammoth, which was 14 ft tall and 10 tons, way bigger than the Wooly Mammoth, which was 10 ft tall and 6 tons.

Even though they both lived in the ice age, not all of the earth was covered in ice; in fact, the southern United States were mainly prairie. The Colombian Mammoth used its tusks to push down trees.  

The people at the park found 24 Mammoth skeletons but only have 6 skeletons on site.  The skeletons are very cracked.  I couldn’t stop looking at the skeletons; they are awesome!  Over all it was amazing!

8 thoughts on “Waco Mammoth National Momument

  1. I didn’t know there was a mammoth larger than the wooly mammoth! It looks like a very impressive place. I have been to Waco a number of times – Uncle Milburn (my brother) got his master’s degree at Baylor University in Waco – but I have never heard of this National Monument before. Cool! Thanks for your description.

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    • Thank you! It was impressive. It’s really cool that your brother went there. I think you should go sometime, to the park, I mean. It’s only been a national park since 2015. 😉 🙂 :-p !!!!! KM

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  2. Wow! Those mammoths were, well, mammoth! 😉 The detail about using their tusks to push down trees is very interesting. Did they say why they did so? Was that what they ate?

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  3. That is so interesting! That femur is huge! I love how God is so creative and yet still repeats some of his designs. I’m so glad you guys are learning so much in all of your travels. I pray that you cherish this time with your family!

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