39,000-year-old mammoth to go on show in Russia
A young wooly mammoth known as Yuka will go on show to the public in Moscow from October 31 to November 6 as part of the first festival of the Russian Geographic Society.
The mammoth carcass has been brought to Moscow from Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok.
The three-metre long female mammoth is thought to have lived 39,000 years ago. She was discovered in the Siberian permafrost in 2010 and was between six to eleven years old when she died. The mammoth takes her name from the Yakutian village of Yukagir on the Laptev Sea coastline, where her perfectly preserved body was found by local tusk hunters.