Lyuba, preserved woolly mammoth

Lyuba, preserved woolly mammoth

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Caption: Baby woolly mammoth. 'Lyuba', one of the best-preserved woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) ever found. Lyuba was a female calf who died about 40,000 years ago at the age of about one month. It is thought she drowned in mud while crossing a river. Her carcass is 85cm high and 130cm from trunk to tail and weighed 50kg. The preservation of the body is remarkable, with skin, hair, eyes and internal organs essentially intact. Woolly mammoths became extinct about 10,000 years ago. Lyuba was found in May 2007 by a hunter in the Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic region of Russia.

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