Mammoth skeleton sold at auction
The Pleistocene era mammoth skeleton that sold for €430,000 (£380,530) at Aguttes in Lyons.

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Measuring an impressive 17ft 5in (5.3m) long from the tail to the tip of its massive tusks, the skeleton was acquired by Pierre-Etienne Bindschedler from Strasbourg, CEO of SOPREMA, a building materials firm specialising in waterproofing.  

The SOPREMA company logo is a mammoth and the businessman wants to exhibit the specimen in his business premises.

The sale took place on December 16.