Kylie's Fossil Find, Grade K-5

Seven year old Kylie in the Badlands
Seven year old Kylie Ferguson found a rare saber tooth cat fossil in the Badlands

Tom Ferguson

In May 2010, a seven year girl named Kylie found a fossil near the visitor center at Badlands National Park. She did the right thing. She reported her find to rangers. It turned out to be an exceptionally rare and well-preserved saber tooth cat fossil. A survey of the area led to the discovery of additional fossil material. The area is now known as the Saber Site.

Teachers As your students learn about fossils, this nonfiction story will help them understand the science of paleontology and the importance of protecting our natural resources. Furthermore, they may be able to better identify with the real life story of another young student.

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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