Russian boy finds 'mammoth of the century'
An 11-year-old Russian boy, Yevgeny Salinder came across something that hadn't been seen in more than 100 years while exploring his local neighbourhood - a nearly intact woolly mammoth.The mammoth uncovered by the curious youngster was complete with flesh, bones, fur and layers of fat, the Daily Mail reported. It is believed the remains - which include a tusk - are the right half of the body, weighing in at 500kg. According to the Moscow News, it is a male which died about 30,000 years ago at the age of 15 and had remained frozen in permafrost ever since. Salinder found the frozen beast in Taymyr, north Russia, where he lives with his family, close to the Sopkarga polar station. Researchers believe that woolly mammoths have been found in the permafrost in Siberia since at least 1929, but this is one of the best preserved with its tusks, mouth and rib cage clearly visible. After telling his parents about his incredible find, scientists were able to confirm the discovery. (ANI)
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