Two farmers were trying to drain water on their field when they hit something underground.
They dug the ground and discovered that lying beneath was a woolly mammoth.
20% of the mammoth’s body was found.
Woolly mammoths are extinct relatives of today’s elephants. Although the word “mammoth” has come to mean “huge,” woolly mammoths were probably about the size of African elephants. They lived during the last ice age, and they may have died off when the weather became warmer and their food supply changed. Humans may also be partly responsible for their disappearance due to hunting.
Two farmers from Michigan were trying to drain water on the field where they were working. Suddenly they hit something underground. Then the two farmers, James Bristle and Trent Satterthwaite were shocked with what they discovered.
They started digging and dug 8 feet deeper to finally see what was under the ground they have always worked on. They finally able to see that it was a remains of a woolly mammoth! There was a total of 20% remains that they found. It included its head, tusks, several rib parts, set of vertebrae, etc. It had been said that the one they found lived more than ten thousand years ago.
Dan Fisher, a University of Michigan professor said the missing parts of the woolly mammoth might have been consumed by humans. Also, the one they dug was in its 40s or 50s already when it died. About 30 woolly mammoths were found in Michigan.