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Elephant exhibit back at Texas Tech Museum

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The elephant is back at the Museum of Texas Tech University! The museum of Texas Tech University posted on their Facebook page Wednesday evening to celebrate the return: "Our elephant head has returned! Thanks again to Creative Critters Taxidermy for putting him back together. Can't wait to see him in the museum once more."

The exhibit was donated to the museum back in 1983, by W.G. McMillon. The elephant was on display at the museum until 2011, but due to natural deterioration, they had to take it down. 

“It was on display up in the main galleries until 2011,” Director of the Natural Science Research Laboratory - Robert Bradley said. “Due to some deterioration and just normal wear and tear, it was taken down in 2011, and we just now have been through the process of getting it refurbished. Our plan is to bring the elephant back to the museum, and it will go into an exhibit call North American and African Grass lands.”

The new exhibit will showcase the differences between the African grass lands and the North American grass lands.

The Museum has plans to open the exhibit sometime next year, and they plan on using the elephant as the centerpiece of that exhibit.

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