It’s only fitting the Royal B.C. Museum (RBCM) is throwing a mammoth birthday bash for its best-loved beast — complete with cute mini mammoth stuffies, hand-made cards, and one giant one fit for….a mammoth.
“It’s younger than I am, which is amazing, because he has a lot more hair than I do!” jokes one visitor at the party.
For those who’ve visited the mammoth named Woolly over the decades, it’s a walk down memory lane.
“I’ve kind of grown up with it,” a party participant tells CHEK News. “I’m from Victoria and we used to come and visit quite often.”
The kid-friendly pachyderm party — mammoths are ancestors of today’s elephant and had tusks up to 15 feet or 4.5 metres long — includes crafts and an educational animation station.
Woolly mammoths went extinct 10,000 years ago, except for a few that survived much longer in Siberia.
But this famous replica is standing the test of time as he celebrates the big 4-0.