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Tusk Luck: Alaska Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Stealing Mammoth Fossil

An Alaska man and his co-conspirator took a fossilized tusk from a Bureau of Land Management museum. Then, they cut it up and sold off the pieces.
The 10,000 year old mammoth tusk at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage before it was stolen. Source: Bob Wick

The woolly mammoth won't miss its tusk, but paleontologists and museum goers likely will.

On Thursday, a man was sentenced to federal prison after he and a co-conspirator stole – then segmented and sold – a fossilized mammoth tusk from a museum of the Bureau of

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