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Sloth Dung Remains #251201

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 29, 1977
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(Studio) Interior Department to send 9 mining experts into Ramparts Cave in Arizona next month to try to control smoldering fire, which threatens some ancient history.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Denver, Colorado) Reporter notes habits of now-extinct little giant ground sloth. [Ground sloth expert Paul MARTIN - tells what can be learned from fossilized sloth excrement.] This has been preserved over centuries in dry climate of Grand Canyon cave. Scientists had studied piles in cave until careless camper set fire to them last year Martin, of University of Arizona, is leading expert on subject. [MARTIN - notes importance of cave.] Efforts of government to put out fire have failed so far. [MARTIN - cites reasons to put out fire.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:03:30

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