Mammoth Body Found Preserved in Siberia

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Scientists' continuing quest to understand our past had a major breakthrough this week when an almost perfectly preserved specimen of a long-extinct species was found.


The remains of the adolescent mammoth, dubbed Yuka, were discovered in Siberia. According to the BBC, aside from some contortions due to settling in the ground for so long, the juvenile mammoth is in nearly perfect condition. Long, strawberry-blond hair still covers the carcass, and its foot pads remain intact.



The specimen was found by a team of tusk hunters in the northern part of the region, then was transported to an area safe for inspection. According to the team studying Yuka, the condition of the 3–to–4–year–old mammoth suggests that humans used the animal as a food source. Scientists think that earlier humans obtained mammoths by stealing their bodies from the lions who hunted them. Professionals look forward to learning more as they go beyond their initial assessment of the animal.

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Teddy

I can imagine God saying - at that far distant time - "Uh oh, natural law must be served but I rather like the idea of flash freezing this youngster so that he may be resurrected one day in the future.""

April 12 2012 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
szarapiechota

That Brit gal sounds like such an airhead when she talks. "It's like unwrapping an ancient mummy, it is an ancient mummy". LoL

April 06 2012 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim

I wasn't aware that this was about penny auctions!!! Dose no one monitor these posts at all. i read these things most everyday and there is almost always some comment posted by someone advertising some web sight that has nothing at all to do with the topic and in most cases is a phishing site or loads a virus onto your computer. When I post something I always get a message saying my post is subject to being reviewed before being posted, so if that is the case why do these posts always seem to be here and is the monitor who reviews them not aware of the fact that most of these post will lead you to a web sight that can and will cause harm to your computer! Oh by the way, This is an amazing find. And to the guy who asked wouldn't it be mummified, it was frozen not mummified therefor it would be preserved.

April 06 2012 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chikengirl101

I wonder if they could clone it? and if they can't, it's still an amazing find! I wonder if God can make it again, imagine just in traffic and a mammoth comes walking along the side of your car! That would be so cool!!!!

April 06 2012 at 9:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
myenta9345

was it kosher??????????????

April 06 2012 at 8:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tab1259

Perfectly Preserved? Did anyone notice it's.....DEAD!
I'd go with mummified perfectly.
So when is a scientist going to clone one?

April 06 2012 at 2:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard

Terrific find it may tell us a lot more about the life of the Mammoth. Too bad they are not still here with us...

April 05 2012 at 8:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
sister01bleck

Amazing find. I can't believe that they found it almost perfectly intact!

April 05 2012 at 8:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
megartws33

It's the Wooley Wooley!

April 05 2012 at 8:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
megartws33

The wooly wooly has been found. ala Babar and the Wooley Wooley

April 05 2012 at 8:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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