... or reasonable facsimile of the beast that once roamed southern Ontario. Colby Morat, 4, visiting from Florida this summer, toured the Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum with the Waterloo YMCA Adventure Days camp, gingerly coming face to face with the newest acquisition, a replica of a mastodon skull. Nearly two metres long, the cast was purchased with the help from the Waterloo Science Equipment Fund, generated by undergraduates to assist the purchase of teaching tools.
The replica was created by Research Castings of Beamsville using a cast of a skull from the collection of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and tusks from the Hillsborough, New Brunswick, mastodon which is on display at the New Brunswick Museum.
Photograph courtesy Barbara Elve,
Waterloo Gazette September 9th, 1998