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04-06-2012, 02:14 AM
Wooly Mammoth Found In Siberia Is Remarkably Well Preserved

April 5, 2012

http://www.redorbit.com/media/uploads/2012/04/science-040512-001-617x416.jpg "A young, entombed Wooly Mammoth has been discovered in Siberia near the Arctic Ocean. Nicknamed “Yuka,” the mammoth has been described by discoverers as being “remarkably well preserved” despite being cut open by ancient people.

Yuka was discovered in Siberia during an expedition funded in part by the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17525070) and the Discovery Channel (http://dsc.discovery.com/) and is believed to be at least 10,000 years old. The discoverers believe this finding could possibly provide proof of early human interaction in the Siberian region."

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This one of the best preserved finds of the type and confirms humans interaction with the species. Not exactly cryptozoology but appropriate here as a reminder that species come and go and sometimes ones we think are gone are still viable, just not visible. Now if they would just find one of those Tasmanian Tigers living in the outback somewhere...

04-06-2012, 07:32 AM
Read that story on the news... Interesting discovery.

04-06-2012, 05:31 PM
Read that story on the news... Interesting discovery.

I particularly like the confirmation of human interaction. A lot of what we know about who was where, when and what tools they had comes from cut marks on animal bones..

04-09-2012, 01:24 AM
Haven't one of these been found before somewhere? Seems I recall it. Oh well maybe not. Nice find appreciate you posting it.

04-10-2012, 06:57 PM
This gets us much more closer to a living Mammoth. More soft tissue to be used in cloning. An Elephants gestation is what? 22 months I think, so at least two years before we see a African/Mammoth hybrid! Wonder will it be a blonde or redhead?