It is with great pleasure that I recommend this website. For the first time, the large mammals of the Pleistocene of The Netherlands have been illustrated together. Early 1993 I came to know Ko Sturkop, who was looking for new engagement, now that his professional life was ended. The old passions of his youth, palaeontology and drawing, turned out to be a good new occupation when combined, and I invited him to provide some of my publications with drawings. Together with John de Vos and Lars van den Hoek Ostende (both of the National Museum of Natural History in Leiden) we are working on a book about all large mammals which are known now from Dutch soil and the North Sea. Soon we had the idea to use the splendid drawings of Ko for that purpose. Together we provided Ko with the necessary information and we have evaluated his illustrations critically and have asked him to adjust them here and there. In 1995, Ko started the time-consuming work and now all drawings are ready which, because we probably still have to wait some time for the book, can be seen on this website.
(Note by the author (Ko Sturkop): Dick Mol is one of the leading palaeontologists in The Netherlands and has an international fame in professional circles. He lectures all over the world. Initially, he was before all the mammoth specialist, however, he has published and performed research on a wide palaeontological scale. Dick Mol is known from Discovery Channel, especially because of the programs about imammoth bodies recovered from the Siberian permafrost.)