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Giant mammoth carcass in Siberian frost
• Yevgeny Salinder, an 11-year old Russian
  boy, is the one who discovered the
  massive remains of the mammoth in
  August.
• The mammoth, estimated to be at its 16
  year when it died measured 2 meters and
  weighed 1,000 pounds, was excavated
  from the Siberian permafrost last month.
• ”It is the mammoth of the century,” said
  Professor Alexei Tikhonov of the
  Zoological Museum in St Petersburg.
• According to a Russian scientist, the well-
  preserved mammoth could be attacked by
  another mammoth or an Ice Age man. It was best
  preserved remains of a mature mammoth but its
  DNA was already damaged and would be difficult
  to use for cloning.
• The International Mammoth Committee working
  to recover and protect ancient remains: “We had
  to use both traditional instruments such as axes,
  picks, shovels as well as such devices as this
  ‘steamer’ which allowed us to thaw a thin layer of
  permafrost.
Giant mammoth carcass in Siberian frost
• Then we cleaned it off, and then we
  melted more of it. It took us a week
  to complete this task.”
• A group of researchers from different
  countries have visited the site in
  September and they were surprised
  to see that the remains were not only
  made up of bones but in fact,
  complete with hair, one tusk and soft
  tissues.
Giant mammoth carcass in Siberian frost

         • “We can see that this animal was
           very well adapted to the northern
           environment, accumulating massive
           amounts of fat. This animal likely
           died during the summer period as we
           can’t see much of its undercoat, but
           it had already accumulated a
           sufficient amount of fat,” said
           Aleksey Tikhonov from the Russian
           Academy of Sciences .
Giant mammoth carcass in Siberian frost

        • Principal analysis on the creature’s
          remains has disproved that the big
          humps on mammoths depicted in
          cave paintings in European countries
          were not actually extension of their
          bone structure but great reserves of
          fat that helped them manipulate their
          body temperature during long winter
          seasons.
Giant mammoth carcass in Siberian frost

         • The mammoth, named as Zhenya
           after the 11-year old boy, is set to be
           the main exhibit in the Taimyr
           Regional Museum and will be
           transferred to the Russian Academy
           of Sciences.

				
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Description: Yevgeny Salinder, an 11-year old Russian boy, is the one who discovered the massive remains of the mammoth in August. The mammoth, estimated to be at its 16 year when it died measured 2 meters and weighed 1,000 pounds, was excavated from the Siberian permafrost last month. ”It is the mammoth of the century,” said Professor Alexei Tikhonov of the Zoological Museum in St Petersburg. According to a Russian scientist, the well-preserved mammoth could be attacked by another mammoth or an Ice Age man. It was best preserved remains of a mature mammoth but its DNA was already damaged and would be difficult to use for cloning. The International Mammoth Committee working to recover and protect ancient remains: “We had to use both traditional instruments such as axes, picks, shovels as well as such devices as this ‘steamer’ which allowed us to thaw a thin layer of permafrost. Then we cleaned it off, and then we melted more of it. It took us a week to complete this task.” A group of researchers from different countries have visited the site in September and they were surprised to see that the remains were not only made up of bones but in fact, complete with hair, one tusk and soft tissues. “We can see that this animal was very well adapted to the northern environment, accumulating massive amounts of fat. This animal likely died during the summer period as we can’t see much of its undercoat, but it had already accumulated a sufficient amount of fat,” said Aleksey Tikhonov from the Russian Academy of Sciences . Principal analysis on the creature’s remains has disproved that the big humps on mammoths depicted in cave paintings in European countries were not actually extension of their bone structure but great reserves of fat that helped them manipulate their body temperature during long winter seasons. The mammoth, named as Zhenya after the 11-year old boy, is set to be the main exhibit in the Taimyr Regional Museum and will be transferred to the Russian Academy of Science