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Aurora to Vote on Mastodon for Mastodon Island Park

Aldermen will decide on a contract for an interactive mastodon model for Phillips Park.

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Mastodon Island may soon have an actual mastodon–an interactive model of one, that is–if Aurora aldermen approve a $89,289 contract to build it this week. The model is planned for the Phillips Park project, which also includes a mastodon-themed play area and fossil dig. Excavators found real mastodon bones on the site in 1934, inspiring the the Mastodon Island project; the bones are on display in the Phillips Park Visitor Center today.