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Live 'woolly mammoth' filmed in Siberia

Posted on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 | Comment icon 151 comments | News tip by: MysteryMike

Image credit: Michael Cohen/Barcroft

Footage showing what is claimed to be a live mammoth crossing a river in Siberia has appeared online.

The video was taken in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia by a government engineer. It is thought that the last live mammoths died out in around 1,650BC. "If surviving woolly mammoths were found in Siberia, it could run against Russia's plans to further develop and exploit the area's considerable resources," said paranormal writer Michael Cohen.

The video however has been subject to much skepticism, with many viewers commenting that it looks more like a bear crossing the river with a fish in its mouth.

"The animal thought to have mostly died out roughly 4,000 years ago was apparently filmed wading through a river in the freezing wilds of Siberia."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #142 Posted by Rogue Suga on 16 February, 2012, 15:43
Thanks for posting these links. It's great to get answers.
Comment icon #143 Posted by Project412 on 16 February, 2012, 16:21
I don't trust any story coming from The Sun newspaper, they always print utter garbage.
Comment icon #144 Posted by Rocketgirl33 on 19 February, 2012, 0:41
Hi Englishgent! Sorry it has taken me so long to get back here but my lap top as passed on the the great beyond and I have to borrow from my son his lap top..... I have looked at the video several times, this is a bear with a large fish. If it was a Wooly Mammoth, I would think that at some point it would take it's trunk out of the frigid water to take a breath and save it from freezing. You can see where the bear stops and the fish begins. Good to say hi to you again, I will have to find a laptop that I can afford so that I can come back for a daily visit! Have a very pleasant... [More]
Comment icon #145 Posted by Dezmond on 19 February, 2012, 17:20
The fact they are even allowed to call it a newspaper while it is just a mere tabloid. Nice to see the case being solved. Most end up somewhere in the corner of the internet to return once every 5 years or so.
Comment icon #146 Posted by HellMagnet on 1 March, 2012, 17:46
Thats no Woolly Mammoth! Bear with fish I reckon. It amazes me how the power of suggestion can cause you to believe something for a little while. I diddnt think "Bear with fish" untill I read the end credit. Now I look at it, its obvious.I still diddnt think it was a mammoth tho.
Comment icon #147 Posted by Sdiesel on 2 March, 2012, 4:03
Its not real, the guy who filmed this name is Ludovic Petho. And he is not a engineer, hes a videographer and a writer and even he states that during filming he saw bears, deers and a sable but never saw a Woolly Mammoth. He wasn't even aware some used his video to produce a fake. The original video of the the river is actually on Youtube, minus the Woolly Mammoth.
Comment icon #148 Posted by hucksterfoot on 2 March, 2012, 12:41
Yes, and that video and links is back a page here. It's funny how people like Michael Cohen figure they can steal videos, then slap their useless copyright on them.
Comment icon #149 Posted by ZaraKitty on 10 March, 2012, 4:39
Maybe the mammoth is small because the oxygen levels are different to when they were first around? If I was the cameraman I would have followed it's furry butt. Unless it is a bear.
Comment icon #150 Posted by Neognosis on 10 March, 2012, 19:35
These people are still claiming that bear with the salmon is a mammoth?
Comment icon #151 Posted by Smithers on 14 March, 2012, 22:43
lmao what a good laugh this story is!

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