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Shivalik Fossil Park

Shivalik Fossil Park

Situated at Saketi in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Shivalik Fossil Park is the actual site where fossils are discovered. The park is one of its kinds in whole Asia which displays the life size fiberglass models of pre-historic animals whose fossils, skeletons were unearthed here. The park came into existence in 1974 and displays the prehistoric animal models belonging to 1 to 2.5 million years old era.

Today, the park has six sets of life size models of ‘Stegodonganesa’ (extinct grand elephant). Sivatherium Hexapratadon – Sivalensis (hippopotamus with six incisors), Colossochetys Atlas (giant land tortoise and chelonia), Paramachaeradus, (sabre toothed tiger) and Crocodiles. These are all the animals that once thrived in the region. Apart from that, there are various fossils, models, charts and paintings relating to the various aspects of plants and animals life of the past and present in Shiwalik range are also available at the museum.

Shivalik fossil Park was established for the preservation of Prehistoric animal sites, restoration of their natural environment and utilization of the same for scientific, educational and recreational purposes. The park is still referred for all the purposes. Visit the place and enjoy exploring the amazing aspects related to the fossils.

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