This past January, workers began construction on a new subway station in the heart of Los Angeles, California. They’re being more careful than usual as they dig beneath the city. Their machines could hit a mammoth!
Why are these ancient animals lurking beneath L.A.? About 40,000 years ago, during Earth’s last ice age, California was teeming with mammoths and other enormous mammals (see Ice Age Who’s Who). And some of these giants stuck around—literally.
Workers began building a new subway station this past January. It lies in the center of Los Angeles, California. The workers are digging under the city. And they’re being more careful than usual. Their machines could hit a mammoth!
Why are these ancient animals hiding under L.A.? California was once filled with mammoths and other huge mammals. They lived during Earth’s last ice age (see Ice Age Who’s Who). That was about 40,000 years ago. But the bodies of some of these giants stuck around.