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Perot Museum or Bust! Paleontologists excavate mammoth skeleton found in Ellis County for its final journey to the Perot Museum

NPR    WFAA    News Fix CW 33  

Paleontologists and volunteers worked for weeks to carefully cover, protect and pack up a nearly complete mammoth skeleton found in Ellis County, for the journey to its new home at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Moving the Mammuthus columbi specimen was truly a mammoth undertaking! Click the news links to see the process in action.



Perot Museum Premieres Galapagos 3D with special appearance by Jeff Corwin

Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Dance with the tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles away from their natural habitats. Narrated by Jeff Corwin, Galapagos 3D is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D. For the September 4 premiere of the film, Jeff Corwin will visit the Perot Museum to introduce the 7pm showing of the film and answer questions about the wonders of the unique ecosystem that is the Galapagos!

Listen to the Jeff Corwin with 90.1 KERA's Krys Boyd





Well-Preserved Mammoth Skeleton Unearthed in North Texas is Donated to Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas Morning News    USA Today    UK Daily Mail   CNN

An incredibly pristine and rare, nearly complete mammoth skeleton has been generously donated to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The excavation and transport of the specimen – believed to be 20,000 to 60,000 years old – will take place over the next few weeks. Thanks to the generosity of the Wayne McEwen family, along with the leadership and support of Navarro College, the Mammuthus columbi specimen found in Ellis County has been donated to the Perot Museum. Once catalogued into the Museum’s collections, the remarkable fossil will be preserved for scientific research and study for years to come. Click the news links above for more.




Perot Museum Paleontologist Makes
Another Dino Discovery!

WFAA    CNN    Fox News    USA Today

Dr. Tony Fiorillo, curator of Earth Sciences at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and his team are back in Alaska’s Denali National Park this summer exploring the dinosaur tracksite they recently discovered there. The tracksite contained the footprints (and even skin and nail impressions) of thousands of hadrosaurs - or duck-billed dinosaurs - as well as tracks from various other dinosaurs, providing new insight into the lives of these fascinating animals. Click the links above to read more.


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