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Mammoth Skeleton to be Auctioned at Sotheby's

Imperial Mammoth
Public Domain

I'm often amused and/or intrigued by estoteric items to be offered for sale by auction.

Wooly Mammoth
Via Wikipedia

The Associated Press is reporting that our friends at Sotheby's Paris are to auction a mammoth skeleton (that's 'skeleton of a large ancient elephant', not 'a large skeleton') among the fossils and naturally-occuring relics to be offered for sale on the 2nd of October this year.

Right foreleg of an
Imperial Mammoth
Public Domain

That's one big elephant!

One presumes a museum or scientific institution would make the purchase, rather than a private collector. I can't see it as a garden ornament on the front lawn, can you?