Thursday 22 May 2008

Perfectly Preserved Baby Mammoth

Russian scientists claim that they have taken the most detailed pictures ever of the insides of a prehistoric animal: specifically a baby woolly mammoth called Lyuba found perfectly preserved in the frigid Russian Arctic. The cold and the skin of the baby protected it from decay caused by modern microbes, bacteria, and pathogens. This video reveals that there is an opportunity for scientists to genetically map a long extinct animal.

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