Monday, June 18, 2012

Trade in woolly mammoth tusk ivory

Mammoth tusk necklace

With the ban on elephant ivory, Siberians are making a killing harvesting tusks from mammoths.  There are 150 million TONS of tusks buried in the permafrost.  And with global warming, more and more are popping up everyday.  Here is a fascinating 2-minute news piece on what carvers have been able to do with them.

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