Thursday, 30 June 2022

30,000 yo baby woolly mammoth in Yukon

A gold miner breaking through permafrost in the Canadian Yukon uncovered an almost completely intact baby woolly mammoth. The find, officials say, is the best-preserved specimen in North America to date and only the second full calf ever found. The 55-inch calf lived about 30,000 years ago, and was entombed at about one month of age. Paleontologists were stunned at the detail in the find.