Name the NSMLV Mammoth PDF Print



Photo of NSMLV Mammoth courtesy of the Las Vegas Springs Preserve

(photo courtesy of Las Vegas Springs Preserve)


In honor of National Fossil Day (17 October 2012) Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is holding a contest to name the museum's Columbian mammoth. The contest will run from September 10th to October 12th. The winner will receive a membership to the museum and a plush mammoth. The winner will also have his or her name included in the mammoth exhibit at NSMLV.

Contest rules:

  • The contest is open to everyone, but only one entry per person
  • Select a first name for the mammoth and explain why you have chosen that name:
  • You may submit your suggestions in person at the museum, via Facebook, or Twitter.
  • The winner will receive a membership to the museum and a plush mammoth from the museum store. (The plush mammoth is on display at the front desk)
  • Curators will chose three finalists and fans will be able to vote for one of those three names on Facebook from October 15th through October 18th.
  • If there are multiple winning entries then a random drawing will be held to pick a single winner.
  • The winner will be announced on Friday October 19th on Facebook and via the contact information provided.
  • The new mammoth name, and the name of the winner, will be added to the exhibit


National Fossil Day 2012