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The gomphothere was likely hunted by the Clovis people.

Prehistoric Clovis culture roamed southwards. Stone tools and bones of an ancient tusker found at extensive Mexican site.

2009-10-21 - Sonora, Mexico

Scientists have discovered a site containing the most extensive evidence seen so far in Mexico for the Clovis culture. The find extends the range of Americas oldest identifiable culture, which roamed North America about 13,000 years ago. The bed of artefacts in the state of Sonora in northwest Mexico also includes the bones of an extinct cousin of the mastodon called a gomphothere. The beast was probably hunted and killed by the Clovis people, known for their distinctive spear points, who myster...



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Prehistoric Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Mexico

2009-08-19 - Oaxaca, Mexico

Scientists have unearthed the skeleton of a prehistoric Mastodon in Mexico. The relative of todays elephant roamed the earth many thousands of years ago. If scientists have it right, the remains of this beast havent seen the light of day in at least 10,000 years. The skeleton of a prehistoric Mastodon has been unearthed in the Mexican state of Oaxaca after being discovered by a local farmer.



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70-Year-Old Elephant Dies at Mexico City Zoo

2009-03-17 - Mexico City, Mexico

A 70-year-old female elephant died at Chapultepec Zoo, Mexicos largest, after falling into the pit separating her from the public, the Mexico City mayors office said Sunday. The Asian elephant named Ranny on Saturday lost ´strength in her extremities, could not keep her balance and fell to one side of her pen,´ the Mexican capitals government said. The accident occurred as a ´result of her advanced age´ and forced authorities to close part of the zoo while they undertook ...



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Ranny (Rani) at Mexico City Zoo (Zoolgico de Chapultepec)

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Elefanta in Aragon passes away to the 70 years

2009-01-18 - , Mexico

Ciba surpassed the life expectancy of its species, arrived at the 70 years when the Asian paquidermos live between 40 and 45.
Elefanta of the zoological one of San Juan de Aragon passed away east Friday because of the natural aging of its body, informed Juan Gonzlez, director of this dependency.
For four months, Ciba, that was characterized for being ´arrogant and the dominant one´ in the pair that Maid did with her companion, stopped being it and yielded its place i...



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Mexico seizes circus animals after tragic elephant accident

2008-09-26 - Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico has seized 12 animals from a circus a day after one of its elephants wandered onto a highway and was struck and killed by a bus. Mexicos Environmental Protection office said the two Asian elephants and 10 Siberian tigers were not properly contained and were at risk of escaping. The office said Wednesday in a statement that inspectors found the elephants tied to the tire of a trailer. Doors on several of the trailers also lacked proper locks.
On Tuesday, a 5-ton elephant named Indra...



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A man stands next to a dead elephant after it was hit by a passenger bus on the outskirts of Mexico City, early Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The five-ton elephant escaped from a circus and wandered onto a busy highway, where it was hit by a bus and died on T

Bus crashes into escaped circus elephant Hilda in Mexico

2008-09-24 - Mexico City, Mexico

A five-ton elephant escaped from Gran Circo Union and wandered onto a busy highway, where it was hit by a bus. Both the driver and pachyderm were killed early Tuesday. Bus driver Tomas Lopez, 49, was killed and at least four passengers were hospitalized after the pre-dawn collision in Ecatepec, just north of Mexico City. State police spokesman Juan Sanchez said the elephant escaped from its cage at the Circo Union, but he declined to give any other details. He said officials were investigating. ...



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6 Headlines about Elephants from Mexico2009-10-21 - Sonora, Mexico - Prehistoric Clovis culture roamed southwards. Stone tools and bones of an ancient tusker found at extensive Mexican site. 2009-08-19 - Oaxaca, Mexico - Prehistoric Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Mexico 2009-03-17 - Mexico city, Mexico - 70-Year-Old Elephant Dies at Mexico City Zoo 2009-01-18 - , Mexico - Elefanta in Aragon passes away to the 70 years 2008-09-26 - Mexico city, Mexico - Mexico seizes circus animals after tragic elephant accident 2008-09-24 - Mexico city, Mexico - Bus crashes into escaped circus elephant Hilda in Mexico


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2009-10-21-Sonora
Prehistoric Clovis culture roamed southwards. Stone tools and bones of an ancient tusker found at extensive Mexican site.
2009-08-19-Oaxaca
Prehistoric Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Mexico
2009-03-17-Mexico city
70-Year-Old Elephant Dies at Mexico City Zoo
2009-01-18-
Elefanta in Aragon passes away to the 70 years
2008-09-26-Mexico city
Mexico seizes circus animals after tragic elephant accident
2008-09-24-Mexico city
Bus crashes into escaped circus elephant Hilda in Mexico