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Boy finds well-preserved body of mammoth

Posted on Saturday, 6 October, 2012 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: the L


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An immaculately preserved mammoth carcass has been discovered in Siberia by an 11-year-old boy.

Zhenya Salinder had been walking his dogs in Sopochnaya Karga when he came across the remains in the permafrost. A team of experts spent five days extracting the mammoth from the ground using axes, shovels and a special steamer device to help melt small layers of permafrost. The creature was believed to be 16 years old when it died and has been named Zhenya after the boy who found it.

Well-preserved mammoth carcasses are particularly important to researchers as not only can they provide useful information and clues about the species but there is also a chance of finding soft tissues that can be used in cloning.

"A well-preserved mammoth carcass has been found by an 11-year-old boy in the permafrost of northern Siberia."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Still Waters on 4 October, 2012, 19:04
That boy must be well chuffed with himself for finding that. Good for him
Comment icon #2 Posted by Junior Chubb on 4 October, 2012, 19:35
That boy must be well chuffed with himself for finding that. Good for him Couldn't have put it better myself. Moment of a lifetime. It would be exciting enough as an adult let alone for an 11 year old...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Still Waters on 4 October, 2012, 19:46
Couldn't have put it better myself. Moment of a lifetime. It would be exciting enough as an adult let alone for an 11 year old... That's true! I'd be pretty chuffed myself
Comment icon #4 Posted by wolfknight on 5 October, 2012, 14:38
I would be all excited
Comment icon #5 Posted by the L on 6 October, 2012, 10:27
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2212946/Almost-intact-carcass-30-000-year-old-woolly-mammoth-11-year-old-boy.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DAnthony%2BBond%2B&videoPlayerURL=http%3A%2F%2Fc.brightcove.com%2F
Comment icon #6 Posted by pallidin on 6 October, 2012, 18:14
Wow. That would be an amazing find, at any age of the boy.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Cherry- on 7 October, 2012, 6:04
cloning it..
Comment icon #8 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 7 October, 2012, 22:20
Now let's clone it already!!
Comment icon #9 Posted by CuriousGreek on 19 November, 2012, 14:46
Now we have the chance to learn more about an animal species, that lived millions to thousands years ago. Well done, little Zhenya. You stood very lucky


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