The find has proven to be doubly spectacular since it is also the first complete tusk found in the region. The extreme fragility of the fossil meant that it needed special conservation attention. It was therefore treated with chemicals to prevent it from disintegrating, and then covered with a special foam before being moved to the city of Abu Dhabi where it is currently stored.
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