Monday, June 20, 2011

Ice Age bones, part 2

Here's the juvenile mammoth "puppet", Snowy. At first it was displayed on a stand, and looked just like a cast of bones you'd find in a museum, but later we were amazed to turn around and see the thing walking! There's a man inside, near the front legs, and he uses his hands to move them forward or backward. They are attached by wire to the back legs, which move right along too. Somehow he could also move the head a bit, as he used the tusks to nudge small children.

The first bones pulled from the dig site were those of a juvenile mammoth, so it's appropriate that this "little" guy got a starring role at the show.

I think most of these are labeled within the photo. As always, if you click on the photo, you'll get a larger version (and you can read the fine print on the cards).

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