Found in a Texan gravel bed in 2000 and then painstakingly restored by bone digger and artist Joe Taylor of the Mount Blanco Museum, the Lone Star Mastodon is the world’s largest 4 tusked Mastodon. It’s epic proportions include standing fourteen feet at the shoulder with an estimated length of 30 feet from the point of its nine foot tusks to its fur covered tail. With an estimated weight of over ten tons, this ancient wonder of the animal kingdom would even tower over P.T. Barnum’s circus elephant Jumbo by 2 feet! Even more unusual is it possesses 4 tusks instead of 2; the second pair a smaller set extending out the chin area.
Adolfi, a professed creationist, states that the museum will house it’s own replica of the Lone Star Mastodon because he feels this fossil flies in the face of Evolution’s predominate claim that life starts off simple and small and over time develops into something larger and more complex. “Our Earth’s fossil record harbors dragonflies with 29-inch wingspans, 100-foot tall ferns, eight-foot beavers, mammoths and mastodons larger than our modern elephants. How do these fit into the 3 billion years of slow progression from nothing to what we see today? But from a creationist world view where the original human, animal and plant kingdom began 6,000 years ago as super large and complex and has been rapidly weakening and shrinking since then, then this huge four tusked, ancient Mastodon makes total sense,” says Adolfi.
So, whether you believe this Mastodon has a rightful place in the evolutionary family tree or lost its life in the Biblical flood of Noah, you can behold the San Antonio Texas Behemoth, the magnificent Lone Star Mastodon at Lost World Museum.