Five-million-year-old elephant fossil discovered in north India

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An ancient elephant fossil found in India is believed to be at least five million-years-old.

The fossil was discovered in the Shivalik forest of the Badshahi Bagh area in Uttar Pradesh.

Forestry expert VK Jain said: "We found the fossil a few weeks back, there was detailed study on it in the Wadia Institute in Dehradun."

"It's a fossil of a Stegodon, a variety of an elephant which used to be found in the prehistoric age."

"This fossil is a middle-age deposition. We will preserve it and will research if more of it exists as well."

Take a closer look in the video above.

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