Well-preserved skeleton of woolly mammoth found in Siberian lake in Russia

Well-preserved skeleton of woolly mammoth found in Siberian lake in Russia

A well-preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth, which has some ligaments still attached to it, has been recovered from Pechevalavato lake in northern Siberia. Russian scientists are now working to retrieve it.

The animal’s skull, the lower jaw, several ribs, and a foot fragment with sinews still intact were found by local reindeer herders. Woolly mammoths are thought to have died out around 10,000 years ago. A small group, however, thinks some of them may have lived on longer in Alaska and on Russia’s Wrangel Island off the Siberian coast.

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