Mastodon bones unearthed in Michigan

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MICHIGAN — Check out this monster of a discovery made in Michigan.

Researchers have recovered what they say is the most complete Ice Age mastodon skeleton unearthed in Michigan since the 1940s.

A University of Michigan team led the dig and discovered about 70 percent of the fossil is still intact.

Mastodons are an extinct relative of the elephant.

Mastodons roamed North and Central America in grazing herds and died out about 10,000 to 11,000 years ago.

Further testing will be done to narrow its age estimate and even the season in which it died.