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Siberia: A ‘Complete’ Mammoth skeleton discovered

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It is no finding of a mere mammoth part, nor is it discovered by a professional paleontologist. Rather, a complete mammoth skeleton is found in Siberia by fishermen there. Russian experts have described this to be a very rare find. When flood waters in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia receded, the amazing and surprising discovery was made.

According to the experts, the finding is a rare one, as it is not usual to discover a nearly full mammoth’s remains in such good condition. The mammoth appears to have died at an age of about 50, with its backbone, skull, teeth and tusks all found to remain intact.

These gigantic animals used to romp parts of the earth between about 1.6 million years ago and 10,000 years ago. During the Pleistocene epoch, these animals lived in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.

Via: BBC News