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Well-Preserved Mammoth Discovered At Yamal
12.07.2007 12:57
Well-Preserved Mammoth Discovered At Yamal
Baby mammoth (picture - property of ITAR-TASS)

Scientists claim a baby mammoth, unearthed in the permafrost of north-west Siberia this May, could be the best preserved specimen of its type.
      The six-month-old female calf, which is 130cm tall and weighs 50kg, was discovered on the Yamal peninsula of Russia and is thought to have died 10,000 years ago.
      An international delegation of experts convened in the town of Salekhard to carry out a preliminary examination of found animal.
      "The mammoth has no defects except that its tail was bit off," said Alexei Tikhonov, deputy director of the Institute of Zoology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. "In terms of its state of preservation, this is the world's most valuable discovery," he said.
      Some scientists hold out hope that well preserved sperm or other cells containing viable DNA could be used to resurrect the mammoth lineage.
      Source: BBC


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