37,000 Year Old Baby Mammoth

This is pretty cool! I didn’t expect them to find such a preserved baby mammoth.

Here is some information about it..

The frozen body of a baby woolly mammoth that died some 37,000 years ago could shed new light on why the giant creatures became extinct. The six-month-old female calf – discovered in the permafrost of northern Siberia by a reindeer herder – is one of the best-preserved mammoths ever found.
Its trunk and eyes were still intact, while it still had some fur left on its body. Its tail and ear were bitten off, probably in a fight with a predator or another mammoth, but there are few clues as to how it died….

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jeffry r. johnston January 15, 2008 at 11:25 am

So I take it no baby mammoth rides? Darn…

Prof AB Roy July 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I wish to reproduce the picture of the the 37,000 Year Old Baby Mammoth in my book “Fundamentals of Geology” as an example of a ‘frozen fossil’. I wish I have the necessary permission to do that
A. B. Roy, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Presidency College, Kolkata 700073, India

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