In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Navy is closing San Miguel Island until further notice due to recent concerns of possible unexploded ordnance.
Details the excavation of the specimen found in 1994 on Santa Rosa Island.
Learn more about the pygmy mammoth.
The world's most complete pygmy mammoth specimen was discovered on Santa Rosa Island in 1994. These miniature mammoths, only four to six feet tall, once roamed island grasslands and forests during the Pleistocene.
Last Updated: 07/24/2014