Returning Yellowstone's prior ecosystem apparently means reintroducing species like wolves and mountain lions.

How far back should we go with this?

According to an article in Cowboy State Daily:

if a group of ambitious genetic scientists have anything to say about it, Yellowstone tourists will one day have to navigate mammoth jams on their trips through the park along with its majestic bison and bears.

The company Colossal Biosciences wants to “resurrect” the woolly mammoth by 2028.

They have not said anything about bringing the beast back to Yellowstone. They have another area in mind.

That's good to know. Do we really need yet another way to kill tourists?

Just imagine someone trying to get a selfie with a mammoth, or trying to ride it.

It's not a matter of if it would happen, it would.

Those big suckers are powerful enough to trip over cars or even crush them.

This is just a new way for tourists to DIE!

On the bright side, if enough woolly mammoths roam out of the park then we could open up mammoth hunting season.

Forget your gun. We are going old school and hunting them with spears.

Some hunters would love that kind of adventure; Wyoming is the perfect place to bring it to them. Maybe bringing them back is not all bad.

That is until they clog up our highways with massive herds. Cars wrecking when they hit a big pile of mammoth poop in the road. Honking your horn probably won't help.

Let's not go too far with this. We've all seen the Jurassic Park movies. Not one of those ended well.

Wolly Mammoths once roamed Yellowstone and other parts of Wyoming in great numbers during the last ice age which began to end some 20,000 years ago.

We are now living in what is left of the last ice age. That's why the planet has polar ice caps and snowy winters.

It is believed that the last mammoth died off about 4,500 years ago.

Humans are sometimes blamed for the extension of the giant beast. That's not true. Humans did hunt them, they were already dying out.

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Thermopolis Wyoming has one of the most interesting and active dinosaur museums in the world. As they continued to make new finds in the area they put in on display, so you can discover and learn.

Let's have a look at some of what is on display.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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