Woolly Mammoth: Mammoth carcass found in Siberia (Photos)

A young mammoth was found buried in Siberian ice for at least 10,000 years. The well preserved Mammoth carcass was found near the shores of the Arctic Ocean under the BBC/Discovery Channel-funded expedition. “Yuka” was the name given by the researchers for the juvenile woolly mammoth.

preserved mammoth yuka

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It would be the first mammoth carcass revealing signs of human interaction in the region.

“This is the first relatively complete mammoth carcass – that is, a body with soft tissues preserved – to show evidence of human association,” Daniel Fisher, curator and director of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Paleontology, told Discovery News.

Expedition details will appear on Wolly Mammoth: Secrets of the Ice, airing tonight in the UK, and at a later date in the US. [BBC, Discovery News]

Woolly Mammoth

Screenshot: bbc.co.uk

 

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