The horn of a Buffalo

In the nature Department of the State Museum reserve mining the whole of the Middle Urals made an interesting exhibits the bone of the skull of an ancient bison with the left horn skull very good condition.
The history of Buffalo known for 1.5 million years to the present day. It was the largest bovids animals, their weight was reached 2-2,5 tons. Huge herds roamed the expanse of land from the British Islands to Kamchatka. Wasn’t that the era of the predator, which could be overcome by an adult bison. The gradual extinction of Eurasia began to 10.5-8 thousand years ago. But in the valleys of the Volga and other rivers, in frozen soils of the North of Siberia and Alaska still find Buffalo skull. Tagil same finding was found on the territory of suburban area, near the village Sizikova, in the river Embarke, near the shore.
Lucky Vera Pavlovna Gutu, the employee Nizhnekamsk mechanical plant. On a hot summer day with her children she bathed in the river, his feet caught «snag». Extracted from the water and was surprised. It was the horn of a large animal. Brought it home, in Nizhny Tagil, told in the Museum. And here’s frontal bone with horn ancient bison joined the paleontological collection of the Department of nature.
In Museum funds, many remains of ancient animals: a complete skeleton of a mammoth skull of a rhinoceros, cave bear. There is a bison skull, but the safety of his incomplete unlike a new exhibit from Ambarchi.
By the way, most paleontological findings available to our Museum, also found on the territory of suburban district on the banks of rivers. Animals often find salvation here during the disastrous snow, winter storms and summer droughts. Well, their death in the river valleys is the result of flash floods, seasonal flooding, Nosivka and topusa all living things.
We thank Vera Pavlovna Gutu for your interest in the ancient Chronicles of the Ural earth and kind transfer their findings to the Museum. It will be seen by the new exhibition of the Department of nature.
He Kotina,
senior researcher of the Museum-reserve.
Kotina, the horn of a Buffalo // Tagil work. — 1990. — 6 Dec. — S. 3. — Local history box. — Vol. 10 (79)).

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