Emma the Mammoth is becoming a star

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The fossilized mammoth is believed to be 800,000 years to 1.4 million years old and was probably about 46 or 47 years old when it died. The skeleton was discovered nearly intact and the bones were confined to the same area at a housing development site last spring. The discovery prompted a flurry of excitement among city leaders who want to keep the memory of the female creature alive. Since then, Emma has been the subject of an original painting, main character in a children’s book that is expected to be developed and now star of a video. The city has set aside more than $21,000 on an effort to promote the find and educate the public. Ideas include promotional T-shirts, mugs and posters – among other things. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOORPARK – “Emma the Mammoth” is ready for her close-up. A video shoot is scheduled Oct. 28 at the Santa Ana laboratory where the prehistoric giant mammal’s bones have temporarily been stored after construction workers uncovered the skeleton back in March in Moorpark. “I dance in it,” joked Hugh Riley, who doubles as Moorpark’s assistant city manager and promoter of the Ice Age creature. “My job is to make sure we keep the interest level up.” The video is part of an educational program and will be shown in November. last_img read more