This bit of prehistoric family drama can be found at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. If you’re going to visit only one stinky place in L.A., then this should be it.
The tar pits were recently in the news, because an intact mammoth skeleton was found for the first time at the site (probably from the poor guy in the picture). Paleontologists have been busy unearthing the thousands of Ice Age fossils they recovered from a construction site of a nearby parking lot. You might get to see the scientists working meticulously with their little brushes on these fossils, at the fish-bowl laboratory in the George C. Page Museum at La Brea.
If you have kids, then it’s the perfect place to sneak in some learning while on your vacation. I wrote all about my trip last summer at Travel Savvy Mom, so go there to read all about it.
These creatures from an icier age are linked up to Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday. This is where all the cool kids go on Friday. What are you waiting for? Go on over to check out all the other travel photos.
Oh, and the fearsome guy in this picture is a giant sloth.