Monday, January 7, 2008

Baby Mammoth

Deep freeze: this mammoth calf, standing 4ft 3in tall and weighing

110lb (7st 8lb), still had some tufts of her woolly coat attached when she was

unearthed in Siberia

People have found a fantastically preserved baby Woolly Mammoth. What surprised me was the reference to Wrangel Island. I had always thought that Mammoths died out 10,000 years ago, but they were alive as recently as 2000 b.c., or 1700 if you believe the Wiki reference.

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