Its front and center for Dee the Mammoth as one walks through the door of the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College. Standing fifteen feet tall at the shoulders, Dee was unveiled in March as part of a permanent display at the museum. Staff paleontologist J.P. Cavigelli
Discovered four years ago by a bulldozer operator on a ranch near Douglas, Dee is the biggest mounted Columbian Mammoth in the world. Most of the skeleton, 28 bones, including the legs, rigs, pelvis, lower jaws and one broken tusk were collected. Cavigilli says it’s worth a pit stop in Casper to check out Dee and the museum which houses nearly 3000 fossil and mineral specimens.The Tate Museum is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and can be found one half mile south of the Casper College entrance on Wolcott Street.