Max the Mammoth
Thousands of fossil bones of prehistoric animals have been found In the Eastern Scheldt during the construction of the storm surge barrier by mussel fishers, etc. Max is a bull mammoth with a shoulder height of around 3.25 metres and a length of 5.25 metres. He must have been about 55 years old when he died between 30 and 50 thousand years ago. Max lived in the IJssel-Vecht delta. When the ice fields began to melt, Max was trapped in the marshland of the Maas in Limburg.