Mammoth bones, skulls and replicas will soon be available for public viewing at the Santa Lucia Quinametzin Paleontological Museum at the airport now under construction near Mexico City.
Scientists have uncovered over 100 mammoth skeletons in what has quickly become one of the world’s biggest concentrations of the now-extinct relative of modern elephants.
Paleontologists claim they will be studying the mammoth genome to discover more about their health as well as what other species they are related to.
The museum will include six halls. The museum’s first hall will explain how the basin of Mexico was created and how mammoths lived there more than 10,000 years ago.
The biology of mammoths will be the second. The third will focus on the biodiversity found in the region where the mammoths were discovered. The fourth hall will be about the Americas and Mexico’s population.
A fifth hall will look at possible reasons why mammoths died in the Basin of Mexico. And a sixth hall will focus on how scientists work in Santa Lucia.
The museum will open in March 2022.