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 meters and a length of 5.25 meters. 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.