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Bachelor party stumbles upon ancient elephant

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Bachelor party stumbles upon ancient elephant

An excellently preserved skull of a stegomastodon was accidentally found by a group of guys out at a bachelor party. Discovered in New Mexico, the massive animal would have stood about 2.7 meters tall, weighed 6 tons, and lived 3.2 million years ago, The Telegraph reports. The ancestor of today’s elephants, stegomastodons are older than woolly mammoths; this particular one would have fed along the ancient Rio Grande, close to where it was discovered.

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