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At the Feet of Mammoths

Meet some of the Ice Age minifauna still making their home in L.A.

Minifauan from Hallett Mural

When we think of La Brea Tar Pits, extinct megafauna like mammoths and saber-toothed cats come to mind, but a lot of the critters hopping, slithering and crawling through Los Angeles right now are survivors of the last Ice Age. Take a close look at the mural below. Do you see any animals you might find in your neighborhood?

Image of Hallett Mural
Hallett Mural

Meet some of the minifauna making it in L.A. all the way from the Pleistocene with Leslie Gordon, Manager of Vertebrate Living Collections, and learn about the littler things that lived at the feet of mammoths.