|Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age at the Australian Museum, Sydney|
|Lyuba, which means "Love" in Russian is the most complete mammoth specimen ever found. Contents of her stomach included milk, pollen, pond algae and mammoth dung|
|A thick fur coat would have kept baby Lyuba warm|
|Mammoth skeleton. Mammoth tusks could grow as long as 16 feet and weigh more than 350 pounds.|
|Model. Mammoth bone huts like this one were constructed about 15,000 years ago at Mezhirich in Ukraine.|
|The Hyde Park Mastodon|
The remains of Ice Age mammoths and hundreds of other animals can be seen not far from where I live in Los Angeles at the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries and have long fascinated me. They inspired my book When Mammoths Walked the Earth which focuses on worldwide mammoth discoveries. But I had never seen the preserved body of a baby mammoth until I went to Australia.
If you are heading to Australia before May 18th, a visit to Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age is well worth your time.