Photos: 25,000 Year Old Mastodon Bones On Display At Trailside

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MOUNTAINSIDE — Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella looks at the artifacts in the Union County Mastodon exhibit at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside before the opening ceremony.

Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski and Mohamed Jalloh (3rd R) watch as Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (3rd L) cuts the ribbon officially opening the Union County Mastodon exhibit at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside. They are joined by Union County Manager Alfred Faella (2nd R), Ronald Zuber (L), Director of Parks and Community Renewal and Gabe Gluck (R) of the Parks Department.

The Mastodon bones on display were discovered in Lenape Park in the 1936 and are upwards of 25,000 years old. The Union County Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is open from noon to 5 p.m., 7 days a week. Admission is free. For more information about the “A Union County Mastodon” exhibit, visit www.ucnj.org/mastodon.

 


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