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May 22 2014, 5:20am CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

Mummified Mammoth Shown to Public in UK
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A mummified mammoth was shown to the public in the United Kingdom. It was almost perfectly preserved.

Its life had ended some 42,000 years ago. But the baby mammoth had been preserved in ice since than. It has been recently put on display in the Natural History Museum which is situated in London. 

The mammoth has earned the moniker Lyuba by the Siberian person who discovered it seven years back. The mammoth is 130 centimeters in height and it weights 50 kilograms.

Palaeontologist Prof Adrian Lister said, "To see a three-dimensional mammoth in the flesh is absolutely extraordinary. To be eyeball to eyeball with a creature from the Ice Age which is so perfectly preserved and lifelike, looking like she is lying down and might walk away at any minute, is really moving. I have to pinch myself to think she died 42,000 years ago."

The first time this baby mammoth was seen was an occasion of incredible surprise. It was sent in a large container to the museum and today it is on display for the public to view at their discretion. It is a female baby mammoth. 

Among the things to note down are the tiny tusks, the small trunk for drinking and the fat pad on top of the skull in order to keep it warm in winter. The fact that this baby mammoth had clay in her nozzle shows that she may have asphyxiated on it while drinking water. 

For all those thousands of years she remained preserved in permafrost until recently when her body was discovered. In fact, Lyuba appeared like a modern day elephant since most of her fur never survived. 

There were small patches here and there. The baby mammoth’s tail had been eaten by predators sometime in the past. The body appeared pinched like a raisin due to the dead weight of all that ice for eons and eons. And the body was partially fossilized as well. 

However, it was truly a wonder to gaze at a whole mammoth. The name the baby female mammoth has been given, Lyuba, means love in Russian, and was the name of the wife of the deer herder who found it. Lyuba happens to be the most fully preserved sample from the Ice Age ever found by man. 

 

"It's wonderful to be able to share this with the public at the museum when she's never been outside of Russia and Asia before. It's really exciting and I'm sure others will be moved by seeing her," said Professor Lister.

Source: BBC

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