In Siberia, the frozen mammoth found


04/04/2012

A new discovery of a young well-preserved mammoth indicates that ancient people "stealing" huge animals lions, according to BBC Nature.

Biges Bernard (Bernard Buigues) and Professor Alice Roberts (Alice Roberts) were part of the research, which found a frozen mammoth, known as Yuka, returning from an expedition undertaken in the north of Siberia, where a little earlier paleontologists had discovered mammoth tusk.

After completing the preliminary evaluation findings, the researchers concluded that the wounds on the body of the animal indicate that the perpetrators of his death may have been as lions and people.

"The pads on the feet of the baby Yuki and soft brown hair perfectly preserved" - said Professor Alice Roberts.

After analyzing the teeth and tusks, the researchers found that Yuka was almost two and a half years. Softer tissue mammoth, such as muscle, skin and internal organs decompose quite quickly. This means that important information is lost as usual.

But most of the soft tissue Yuki, and the coat remained in the integrity, perfectly preserved in its icy tomb, where the animal had been lying, perhaps more than 10,000 years.

For more information about opening a mammoth will be presented in the video materials, which will be broadcast on the channel BBC / Discovery in the "Hairy Mammoth: Secrets of the Ice Age" on Wednesday, April 4, at 21:00.

Mammoths always aroused great interest among researchers. So, a little earlier, scientists from Japan and Russia said that it would be able to clone a mammoth, if they had the opportunity to discover a well-preserved bone marrow in the bone fragments recovered from permafrost soil in Siberia. Now, the new find will be a great opportunity for the realization of the ambitious projects of scientists.

Based on materials from BBC News


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