Now You Can Buy This Prehistoric Mammoth Skeleton
Now you can buy a near-complete skeleton of the wooly mammoth. Not just a tusk, a head, or some other body part like you’d normally get in auction, but the whole thing, reconstructed in its original upright form. It will look awesome standing in your house instead of anything else you have in your mind for Christmas.
This particular Prehistoric Mammoth Skeleton represents the remains of an old and mature animal that roamed the planet an estimated 10,000 years ago. Described to be “in pretty good condition,” it hulks at 11.4 feet tall and 18 feet long, complete with giant tusks that have an inside curve of 8 feet. It is believed to have lived life as a male (apparently, it can’t be ascertained for sure from the bones alone) that weighed over six tons in his prime. Before this auction, the skeleton was kept as part of a private collection in Eastern Europe.
Summer Place Auctions will be in charge of selling the mammoth, which will open it for bidding a full month before Christmas on November 26. It’s expected to fetch between £150,000 and £200,000.