OLD STUFF: MAMMOTHS!

With the latest Anorak being devoted to MAMMOTHS, our friend and Queen of Old Stuff, Saskia Ericson,  has gone around the world on a hunt for weird and wonderful woolly mammoths statues. Saskia would like you to know that putting this amazing Top Ten together was a mammoth task! She worked from tusk to dawn, and we’re woolly pleased with what she dug up! 

  Danger! These terrifying beasts prowl in the garden of The Yucca Theatre; built in 1931 in Hysham, Montana, USA. They were made by local sculptor Bob Schulze.  Photo by Tom Kilmer.

 

Danger! These terrifying beasts prowl in the garden of The Yucca Theatre; built in 1931 in Hysham, Montana, USA. They were made by local sculptor Bob Schulze.  Photo by Tom Kilmer.

This guy and his little frog pal live at Dinosaurland, Virginia, USA; surrounded by a herd of magnificent prehistoric creatures that the park has accumulated since opening in 1963. Photo by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades. 

This guy and his little frog pal live at Dinosaurland, Virginia, USA; surrounded by a herd of magnificent prehistoric creatures that the park has accumulated since opening in 1963. Photo by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades. 

Ouch! This forlorn mammoth, with missing tusks and trunk, resides at the derelict Spree Park in Berlin; which opened in 1969 and was abandoned in 2001. Photo by Jenni Fuchs. 

Ouch! This forlorn mammoth, with missing tusks and trunk, resides at the derelict Spree Park in Berlin; which opened in 1969 and was abandoned in 2001. Photo by Jenni Fuchs

You’ll find this scene at Cuba’s Prehistoric Valley in Baconao Park, which opened in 1980. More than 200 life-size sculptures were made by inmates from the local prison. Photo courtesy Hi Cuba.

You’ll find this scene at Cuba’s Prehistoric Valley in Baconao Park, which opened in 1980. More than 200 life-size sculptures were made by inmates from the local prison. Photo courtesy Hi Cuba.

This fella looks like a gigantic kid’s toy with that ice base. He lives at Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves Centre in Wales (UK). Their first dinosaur went on display in 1977, and they now have over 250 life-sized fibreglass models. 

This fella looks like a gigantic kid’s toy with that ice base. He lives at Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves Centre in Wales (UK). Their first dinosaur went on display in 1977, and they now have over 250 life-sized fibreglass models. 

This dazzling blue beauty lives at the The Flintstones Bedrock City theme park in Arizona which opened in 1972. Flintstones fans will remember the modern stone-age family using a baby mammoth as a vacuum cleaner and an adult mammoth as a shower head.Photo by Saskia Ericson.

This dazzling blue beauty lives at the The Flintstones Bedrock City theme park in Arizona which opened in 1972. Flintstones fans will remember the modern stone-age family using a baby mammoth as a vacuum cleaner and an adult mammoth as a shower head.Photo by Saskia Ericson.

Made in 1981 in Kyle, Saskatchewan, Canada; Wally the concrete mammoth honours the 1964 discovery of mammoth bones in the area by road-builders. Photo by Gregory Melle. 

Made in 1981 in Kyle, Saskatchewan, Canada; Wally the concrete mammoth honours the 1964 discovery of mammoth bones in the area by road-builders. Photo by Gregory Melle. 

This concrete beauty, with spiffy blue pedicure, guards the entrance to The Palaeontological Museum in Carchi, Ecuador; an area where mastodon fossils were discovered in 1987. Photo courtesy Museo Paleontologico Bolivar.

This concrete beauty, with spiffy blue pedicure, guards the entrance to The Palaeontological Museum in Carchi, Ecuador; an area where mastodon fossils were discovered in 1987. Photo courtesy Museo Paleontologico Bolivar.

He’s behind you! Mammoth creeping up on unsuspecting Neanderthal lady at the 85 acre Dinosaur Adventure Park in Norfolk, UK. Photo by Dave Catchpole.

He’s behind you! Mammoth creeping up on unsuspecting Neanderthal lady at the 85 acre Dinosaur Adventure Park in Norfolk, UK. Photo by Dave Catchpole.

 Mammoths once roamed Los Angeles! Many drowned in the natural tar pits  – as depicted in this tragic scene by sculptor Howard Ball, installed at the La Brea tar pits fossil excavation site in LA in 1967.

 Mammoths once roamed Los Angeles! Many drowned in the natural tar pits  – as depicted in this tragic scene by sculptor Howard Ball, installed at the La Brea tar pits fossil excavation site in LA in 1967.