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Second Well-Preserved Baby Mammoth Found in Russia


"This will be another sensation of global significance."

A baby wooly mammoth was found by a reindeer herder in the permafrost of Russia's Arctic, making it the second mammoth calf to be found so well preserved in the same region in the last four years.

As reported by Reuters:

"If it is true what is said about how it is preserved, this will be another sensation of global significance," expedition leader Natalia Fyodorova said in a statement on the Arctic Yamalo-Nenetsk region's official website.

Scientists planned to fly the mammoth's remains to the regional capital Salekhard, where it would be stored in a cooler to prevent the remains from decomposing.

The recently discovered giant woolly mammoth, like the 40,000-year-old Lyuba -- the giant wooly mammoth calf found four years ago named after the discoverer's wife -- was kept in tact by the arctic ice. According to the Washington Post, Lyuba was the most well-preserved mammoth found at the time with skin and major organs in tact. Scientist have yet to determine the age and level of preservation of this newest addition.

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