Wooly Mammoth... might have died happy

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PostFri Oct 05, 2012 5:02 pm » by Cwmman


An 11-year-old boy from Russia's north has stumbled upon a well-preserved wooly mammoth, in what scientists describe as the best such discovery since 1901.

Yevgeny Salinder, whose family lives near a polar station in the northern Taimyr Peninsula, discovered the frozen animal when he was strolling along the banks of the Yenisei River in late August.

"He sensed an unpleasant odour and saw something sticking out of the ground -- it was the mammoth's heels," said Alexei Tikhonov, director of the Saint Petersburg-based Zoological Museum, who rushed to the tundra after the boy's family had notified scientists of the historic find.

Tikhonov said the mammoth had died aged 15-16 around 30,000 years ago, adding his tusk, skin, an eye and an ear were clearly visible.

Tikhonov said it was the best preserved adult mammoth discovered in more than 100 years.


By AFP on yahoo news
"His one-metre-long penis is also intact so we can conclude that this was a male,"


Sounds like that Tikhonov knows his stuff.......... :hmmm:
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PostFri Oct 05, 2012 11:01 pm » by Muchtyman


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildli ... tury.html#

If that's the case the freezing would have been instantaneous . Pole flip ?



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