Hello, I'm LuLu, the Columbian mammoth whose tusk was unearthed at an AMLI Residential construction site in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. When AMLI and the Burke Museum asked the community to help me remember my name, you submitted over 1,000 creative ideas!

Thanks to you, I'm feelin' the love. I couldn't be happier to be LuLu again!


Contest Recap

In case you missed it, the Burke hosted a contest to help me remember my name. Participants were also invited to submit a drawing of what they think I might have looked like.

Four judges helped unearth my name. Along the way, there was lots of chuckling at clever ideas and plenty of "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" at artistic talent. The judges narrowed it down to two top contenders: Lucky and Lu. Neither seemed QUITE right… until I remembered: it's both! I'm LuLu, a mammoth who lived near Lake Union and whose tusk was a very lucky find.

Thanks to all of you and the contest judges for helping rediscover LuLu!

The Judges

  • Lori MatsukawaKING 5 Anchor
  • Matt EllyAMLI SLU Senior
    Development Associate
  • Christian SidorBurke Museum Curator
    of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • SLU MammothAncient Seattle Resident

The Winners

Zoey F. of Seattle

Zoe guessed "Lucky": "My name is Lucky because I am a very lucky mammoth who was found again after 20,000 years. Thank you for finding me."

Claudia G. of Seattle

Claudia guessed "Lu": "Lu would be a good name because I was found at a construction site near Lake Union."

My winning name was announced on April 11, by Heidi Isaacson of AMLI South Lake Union, with help from Zoe F., of Seattle, and Gary G., on behalf of his wife Claudia. From the introduction of the winners to the name mash-up to the big reveal, I had a great time watching everyone on the edge of their seats!

Can you believe this creativity?

I enjoyed looking at all the coloring sheets so much, I almost forgot I was trying to remember my name...
Here are a few so you can experience the fun!

Submitted by Carlos M.

Terms & Conditions

Sponsors: This contest is sponsored by the Burke Museum and AMLI Residential. Media sponsor: King 5

Dates of contest: Submissions will be accepted from Saturday, March 8, 2014, through Sunday, March 30. Winners will be notified on Monday, April 7, 2014 and announced publicly on Friday, April 11, 2014

Eligibility: This contest is open to all entrants. Winners must be at least 18 years of age or be accompanied by a parent or guardian when claiming their prize.

Submission: Entries may be submitted online at seattlemammoth.org or by mail to:

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
ATTN: Name the Mammoth
University of Washington, Box 353010
Seattle, WA 98195

Judging: Panel selection will be determined by the Burke Museum. The judging panel will have sole discretion of the final name.

Notification: Winners will be contacted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, you will be disqualified.

Prizes: All contestants submitting the winning name will be recognized and receive one prize package. All prizes are nontransferable.

Release of information: Winners must agree to allow the Burke Museum to use their first name and city of residence for marketing purposes.

Disclaimer: The sponsors reserve the right to modify, suspend or cancel the contest at any time. The decisions of the sponsors on all issues regarding this contest are final. Participation is void where prohibited by law.

By entering and/or receiving the prize you agree to these terms and agree to hold the sponsors harmless for any damages arising out of the participation in the drawing and/or the use of the prize.

The sponsors disclaim any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the contest. For a copy of the rules, email theburke@uw.edu.

All entries become the property of the sponsors and will not be returned.

This contest shall be governed by the laws of Washington state in any respect not set forth in these rules.