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This is Zed's Pelvis: New Fossils Discovered at Project 23 Dig, La Brea Tar Pits


Shelley M. CoxShelley M. Cox, lab supervisor, with one of Zed's 10-foot-long tusks.; Credit: Ted Soqui

23 crates of fossils were boxed after being discovered in a new parking lot construction site located next to the La Brea Tar Pits. Dubbed Project 23, the new Ice Age fossils include a well-preserved, 80% complete Columbian mammoth named “Zed,” prehistoric lions, tigers, dire wolves, saber toothed cats, horses, bison, coyotes, and ground sloths. This discovery could double the Page Museum's collection of Ice Age specimens.

LA Weekly