Now Playing:

TV

Oregon Field Guide

John Day Fossils


This video is not currently available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Giant crocodiles, killer hog-like creatures as big as buffalo, monster bears, elephants and rhinos used to roam Oregon millions of years ago. Volcanic eruptions buried the landscape in ash, preserving the skeletons of many of these animals. For over a century, paleontologists have been researching he area, and their findings are displayed in a National Park Service museum near the town of John Day.

First Broadcast: 2005
Producer: Jim Newman

More Oregon Field Guide

Vaux's Swift Chimneys

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016

Blue Mountain Wildlife

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016

Mountain Goat Survey

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016

Tractor Museum

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016

More OPB

Follow Oregon Field Guide

Send Oregon Field Guide A Message


Part of Episode

Jackrabbits; John Day Fossils; Jenkins Heritage Tours (1708)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1708
Original Broadcast: January 17, 2008