Images: Giant Sloth, Mammoth and Whale Uncovered

Workers uncover a Mammoth skull and tusk in the East Village section of downtown San Diego.

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Chris Saunders
San Diego Natural History Museum paleontologist Pat Sena found the remains of a giant sloth on Friday March 7, and says the bones are “poorly preserved – possibly not even collectible.”
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Chris Saunders
This find is in a different part of the excavation site from the whale and mammoth finds, near the Northwest corner of the lot at 11th and Island Avenues, downtown.
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EFE
Sena, who found both the mammoth and whale on the TJSL site, adds that this is a very rare animal, and may have been 10-12 feet long, and 6-8 feet tall.
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Chris Saunders
Thomas Jefferson had a strong interest in the fossils of huge creatures such as mammoths and giant sloths and is thought of as the father of modern paleontology.
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KNBC-TV
A ruler lays next to a mammoth tusk uncovered in East Village San Diego February 3, 2009.
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The Mammoth skull still partially buried in the dirt.
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Workers carefully brush away dirt from the bones.
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A tusk of a mammoth found on the site of a proposed law school campus.
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The second Mammoth tusk was uncovered at Thomas Jefferson School of Law construction site.
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On February 26, excavators found the skeleton of a whale beneath the mammoth bones. It's not yet known what type of whale was found.
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