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White Sands National Monument’s July Full Moon Night includes Giant Sloths, Mammoths and the First Humans to the Tularosa Basin

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Date: July 11, 2019
Contact: Kelly Carroll, 575-479-6124 x230

White Sands National Monument’s July Full Moon Night includes Giant Sloths, Mammoths and the First Humans to the Tularosa Basin

Alamogordo, NM – Join David Bustos, White Sands National Monument’s Resource Management Specialist, on Tuesday, July 16 at this month’s Full Moon Night presentation. Explore the fascinating story of prey and predators as he takes you through a journey of Ice Age life here at White Sands. Learn the tales of ancient humans, how they hunted, how they lived, and current study of the fossilized footprints found at White Sands which are uncovering this riveting story.

White Sands has the largest collection of fossilized footprints in the Americas, possibly the world. Footprints from giant ground sloths, mammoths, camels, dire wolves, humans, and other Ice Age animals are found by the hundreds and is currently the focus of groundbreaking research.

Artifacts and casts from these creatures will be on display.

The presentation begins at 8:30 pm in the park’s Evening Program Area

Details about Full Moon Night, including future entertainment schedules, is available online at https://go.nps.gov/FullMoonNight.

Full Moon Night programs are always free, family friendly, and no reservations are needed. However, monument entrance fees do apply.

www.nps.gov/whsa



Last updated: July 11, 2019

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