Exciting find in Canada
Gold prospectors discover baby mammoths
In Canada, prospectors were looking for gold – and they found something even more special. They discovered a baby mammoth. Animal species have been considered extinct for thousands of years.
Publication date: 06/24/2022 at 16:34
Updated: 06/24/2022 at 20:11
Gold miners have discovered a small giant in the Canadian Yukon. While mammoth remains are frequently found in the area, baby mammoths in such good condition are very rare.
The exciting discovery was reported by business journalist Willem Middelkoop (59), among others. He wrote: “News from Yukon: Yukon gold miners found a giant baby this week.”
Still protected by permafrost
It is estimated that the last mammoth died about 4,000 years ago on Wrangel Island between Russia and Alaska. However, on the continents of Europe and North America, about 11,500 years ago, elephant-like animals ceased to exist.
The remains of animals are mostly preserved and protected by the so-called permafrost. So it remains well preserved even after thousands of years. This is important to scientists as they can use the remains to conduct research on extinct species such as mammoths. (obf)
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