A Peruvian policeman, Olaf Díaz, found the fossils belonging to three prehistoric elephants in the Andes of Peru, specifically in the Chambará district in Junín.
According to Andina News Agency, Díaz immediately contacted the investigator Adolfo Díaz Illescas and with the help of a third person they excavated the remains to recover the fossils of the extinct animal.
“The improvised team unearthed a fang of more than a meter long and a femur as wide as a tree”, N+1 wrote.
Initially, the three men didn’t know that the fossils belonged to an elephant, but once they were cleaned and put together, it was determined that they belonged to this ancient mammal. They have now requested help from the Ministry of Culture and international scientific institutions so that more excavations take place and that more details can be known about the bones that were unearthed.