Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed

August 29, 2016 1:58 PM

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Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed

VIENNA – An Austrian museum team has recovered two giant tusks and other remnants of what experts say are apparently the remains of a rare mammoth breed, after construction crews unearthed them while working on an Austrian freeway.

The find, dating back to mid-August, was reported by Austrian media on Monday. They cite officials of Vienna's Museum of Natural History as saying the tusks are about 2 ½ meters (more than 8 feet) long and apparently come from a mammoth that lived more than a million years ago. That precedes the mor...

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