From the shadows of the partially lit gallery, a monster emerged.
Massive, curving tusks jut out like steel girders from the cyclopian skull. Ribs as long as a person’s leg protrude down from hulking shoulders and spine. Legs like small trees support the hulking form.
More than 10,000 years ago, the mastodon plodded the land just outside Fort Wayne. The fossils have been resurrected to star as the centerpiece at the Indiana State Museum.