Sunday, February 01, 2009

Pleistocene wooly rhino from Siberia

This Pleistocene wooly rhino is from the Siberian Natural History Museum in Novosibirsk. Pictured with it are Oleg Medvedev and Igor Gebnev, who are selling it and a complete mammoth, along with other fossils, to raise funds to support the museum's research and operations.

Their tent is set up at the Ramada Inn mineral and fossil show just west of downtown Tucson.

Oleg says there only two complete intact wooly rhinos on display in the world, both in former Soviet republics. Theirs is a composite of bones from a few different animals. It can be yours for only $50,000. It's mostly other museums that are the customers for these fossils.

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