Camp counselor finds mammoth tooth on trek along Salt Creek

Camp counselor finds mammoth tooth on trek along Salt Creek
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A summer camp counselor suspects recent flooding may have helped unearth or carry to Lincoln a baseball-sized tooth believed to belong to a baby mammoth.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Wilderness Park Nature Camp counselor Colleen Zajac discovered the lying on a muddy bank while leading young day-campers during a Tuesday exploration along Salt Creek.

Camp leaders say they had verify the tooth belonged to a baby mammoth. Camp director Ted Hobrich says it hasn't been decided yet if the tooth will be offered to researchers for further examination.

Around 60 children ages 7 through 9 participate in the program and are divided into six groups. The camp started in June.


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