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They find in Canada an “almost complete” mummified baby of a woolly mammoth from more than 30,000 years ago (PHOTOS)

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The specimen was found while a miner was excavating in the permafrost.

A mummified woolly mammoth calf, which died more than 30,000 years ago, was found on June 21 in a gold mining field in the Klondike region, Yukon Territory, Canada, they reported in a communiqué local authorities.

The mammoth was found while a miner was digging in the permafrost in the territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in indigenous community. The calf was named Nun Cho ga, which means “big little animal.” It is the first mummy of this mammoth species “almost complete and best preserved” which is located in North America.

The analysis initial of the body of the animal indicates that it is a female similar in size to that of the female woolly mammoth Lyuba, discovered in Siberia (Russia) in 2007 and dating back about 42,000 years.

“As a paleontologist from the ice age, one of my life’s dreams has been to come face to face with a real woolly mammoth. That dream has come true today. Nun cho ga is gorgeous and one of the most amazing mummified animals never discovered in the world “, commented the researcher Grant Zazula.

Circumstances of death

According to estimates is from the expert, the specimen died when it was about 30 or 35 days old. The geology of the discovery site indicates that the mammoth died approximately 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, details CBC News.

The geologists, who went to the scene after the news of the find and took the body to examine it, observed a part of the intestine of the animal with grass . Based on this, Zazula pointed out that the calf could have been close to her mother, but she moved away to eat and drink, getting stuck in the mud.

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