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SEATTLE, Wash. (KCPQ) - Paleontologists safely removed a mammoth tusk from a construction site in Seattle. It's now headed to a museum.

The tusk came from a Columbian mammoth that was discovered 30 feet underground. The giant animals roamed the area when it was covered in ice.

Scientists say the tusk could be 60,000 years old!

Removing it was a delicate operation. It was encased in plaster to keep it intact, and gently lifted and placed on a waiting truck, while crowds gathered to watch.