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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    I had a behind the scenes tour of the La Brea Tar Pits this week. In honor of that I am posting prehistoric mammal souvenirs I have picked up there over my last few visits. Also as a free bonus photos of specimens from the museum.
    As for the La Brea Tar Pits it is the largest source of Pliocene fossils in the world and it is in the heart of downtown LA. In the long ago (30,000 years or so) Mammoths and Mastodons lived together, it is rare that these two species occupied the same area. Mastodons were a bit shorter than modern elephants. I think they weighed about the same as an Indian Elephant.
    I bought this Bullyland Mastodon on a visit in the early 2000s. Had I known the Bullyland prehistoric mammals were soon to be rare I would have bought some more. Apparently they had been discontinued or soon were to be. As good prehistoric mammal figures are not common these were desirable among collectors. It tends to be rare for newer figures to go up in value.
    Photos 3 and 4 are from the tar pits at their museum. It is an adult and juvenile mastodon. The pits are still active and they are still removing prehistoric remains from them.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Very interesting post, and place!!!
      The figurine is a thing I'd brought back too :-))
    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much kyratango. Glad you liked the post.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. Plus it across the street from Petersen Automotive museum and LAC Museum of Art.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      kyratango
      vetraio50
      Caperkid
      TassieDevil
      mcheconi
      brunswick
      JImam
      iggy
      swampdogg

    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      Caperkid
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      sklo42
      roddyq
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85.
    8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Great posts. Really interesting. Somewhere I'd love to visit.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Vintagefran. It is a great place to visit.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      JImam
      Vintagefran
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
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