Stompy is one of our discoveries from October 2014. Stompy has pride of place in our museum and can be seen at special events. Stompy is a Woolly Rhinoceros Skull (Coelodonta antiquitatis). The skull of this Woolly Rhinoceros has made very big media due to the quality of preservation of the specimen, with soft tissue still preserved (Ear Drum).

This specimen is 250,000 years old and from the Pleistocene Epoch, During the middle of the Ice Age.

The Woolly Rhinoceras is ofter refered to as a "furry lawn mower" due to its eating habbit.

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First Photo of Stompy after Discovery


Stompy being cleaned up


Palaeontologist Jamie Jordan Holding Stompy during media release

Woolly rhino skull detail

Diagram of anatomy

back of skull

View of Natural damage to the skull. (left side of skull)


View of right side of the skull after preparation


Newly prepared skull being held by Palaeontologist Jamie Jordan


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