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Urbana, Illinois: Woolly Mammoth

Life-size bronze statue of the hairy big-tusked mammal, which roamed Illinois in prehistoric times. Unveiled March 2023.

1301 W. Green St., Urbana, IL
On the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The mammoth stands outside the southwest corner of the Natural History Building, just west of S. Matthews Ave.
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Woolly Mammoth.

Woolly Mammoth

This big guy is located outside of the Natural History Building on the University of Illinois quad. He stands where real mammoths wandered 30,000 years ago. The sculptor was Tom Hensley; the painter was Angela Norman. Taylor Studios used a 3D model to design the mammoth.

[Kat, 04/24/2024]

Woolly Mammoth.

Woolly Mammoth

Actually pretty cool! It's a big, happy mammoth!

[Maggie Tabor, 04/13/2023]

Perfectly positioned for Fight-or-Flight photo ops.

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