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"I t's so cold all year long, that it has got just the perfect conditions for preserving DNA, in multiple species, in large numbers of individuals. Which is not really found anywhere except Siberia and the Arctic."

Des Moines University paleontologist Julie Meachen, about the conditions found at the bottom of the Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming, where an international team expects to find fossils of American lions, American cheetahs and short-faced bears.


- Casper Star-Tribune (AP)


On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction reviews Grizzlies on my mind

7/22/2014

Mountain West Perspectives
New report highlights opportunities in the Colorado River Basin
New report highlights opportunities in the Colorado River Basin

3/25/2014

Mountain West Voices
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

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