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11 year old boy discovers the remains of a woolly mammoth best preserved

11 year old boy discovers the remains of a woolly mammoth best preserved

For some time this part of the animal news that populated thousands of years ago the Earth was one after another. The latest occurred last week. A young Russian 11-year-old stumbled on his way to the remains of a woolly that died 30,000 years ago .

The news has left Moscow newspapers and tell the story of Yevgeny Salinder, a boy who would have found the creature of some 500 kilos in the Taimyr Peninsula in northern Russia. Following the discovery, the boy told his parents and they were in contact with a polar expedition who later worked for a week to remove the whole body had been buried for centuries.

Some work for the removal of the body they used axes, picks and steam to thaw the ground where he was. The result, the remains of a mammoth with fragments of skin, flesh, fat and even some organs in good condition.

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Woolly mammoths found in Siberia at least since 1929. In this case and according to the researchers, we would be facing one of the best preserved in its spice. Both his fangs, as the mouth and the rib cage are clearly visible.

The mammoth, they have called Zhenya sharing the nickname of the boy who discovered it, will be analyzed by scientists and experts from Moscow and St. Petersburg to finally be part of the museum Taimyr.

A second milestone in just over two months after the discovery in Siberia of mammoth cells that could be used for cloning of the prehistoric creature.

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