Monday, 18 August 2014

'Mammoth' returns to 'walk' on Norfolk coast

13 August 2014 Last updated at 16:58

A "mammoth" has walked along a beach in Norfolk retracing the steps of its extinct ancestors that roamed the area more than 700,000 years ago.

The life-sized replica of the animal, the remains of which were found in West Runton in 1990, has been created by aircraft engineer Jeremy Moore.

The skeleton, one of the most complete ever discovered, was found after coastal erosion exposed a pelvis bone.

Four people helped "walk" the structure along the beach.

It has taken Mr Moore three months to create the plywood replica, standing about 13ft (4m) tall, which has been placed on the site of the original excavation.

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