Tucson, Arizona: Petrified Ground Sloth Dung

One of the fan-favorite exhibits in an otherwise non-scatalogical museum is a fake cave with a plexiglass case displaying a chunk of petrified ground sloth dung. Also on the grounds -- a prairie dog town.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N. Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ
At the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which is west of the city, in the desert. I-10 exit at Speedway Blvd. Drive west for 12 miles, then turn right onto Kinney Road. Drive north about 2.5 miles and the museum will be on the left.
M-F, Su 7:30-5, Sa 7:30-10; fewer hours off-season (Call to verify)
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Petrified Ground Sloth Dung

Tucson, Arizona -- Sonoran Desert Museum -- has a simulated cave environment where they have displayed in a plexiglass case a piece of petrified ground sloth dung.

"Look, Mabel, it's a dang turd!"

Visited it probably 4-5 years ago, but would imagine it is still there. Also has a neat aviary featuring hummingbirds.

[Chris, 11/06/1997]

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