Lupe the Colombian Mammoth: Guadalupe River Trail, San Jose

In 2005 Roger Castillo discovered mammoth bones in the river. With the help of a San Jose State geologist, scientists from UC Berkeley it was determined the bones belonged to a Colombian mammoth. The remains were excavated and are now an exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose.

This site where the bones were found now has an 11ft tall 10,000lb sculpture made from pipe designed by Freyja Bardell and Brian Howe.

There is no parking lot accessible near this statue. There is a waking trail on the Guadalupe River Trail where you can see this.