Stories

Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

Sloths Make a Splash
La Brea Tar Pits Assistant Curator Emily Lindsey and a team of researchers found a treasure trove of giant ground sloth specimens
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Mammoth on Display
Our most complete mammoth, nicknamed “Zed” is almost ready to return to the limelight!
Two Stops, One Ice Age
Many thousands of years ago, a six-year-old mammoth had a bad day.
Students Name a Puma
As if working with Ice Age fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits wasn’t cool enough, the job comes with one pretty unforgettable perk.
Look who didn't get stuck at La Brea Tar Pits
When colleagues at La Brea Tar Pits contacted me, seemingly out of the blue, to request my help with camera trap monitoring in one of their excavation sites, I was already eager to pay them a visit.
Our Rich Digs
More than a decade of rich digs at Project 23
A Gigantic Family Reunion
La Brea Tar Pits has been hosting a behemoth-size gathering of late — Mammoths and Mastodons at La Brea Tar Pits.