12/06/12 - 2:26pm
Three years ago, Ted Bailey, a retired biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, posed the question of whether Woolly mammoths had once roamed the Kenai Peninsula to our Refuge Notebook readers. At the time, a scattered assortment of mammoth bones and tusks had been found, but the reports were not verified. Since then, Janet Klein, a local historian, and Dick Reger, a geologist, have given residents a mission and a search image. The results are stunning: both Woolly mammoth and Steppe bison remains have been uncovered.