Camp counselor finds mammoth tooth on trek along Salt Creek
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 tooth lying on a muddy bank while leading young day-campers during a Tuesday exploration along Salt Creek.
Camp leaders say they had paleontologists 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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