39,000-year-old woolly mammoth on display in Japan

Woolly mammoth is so well-preserved that scientists were able to extract blood

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She might be a baby, but she is 39,000 years old!

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The female woolly mammoth named "Yuka", trapped for centuries in Siberian ice, is now on display at a Japanese exhibition hall.

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She was discovered in May in the Siberian Islands. Yuka's fur, skin, and blood were kept remarkably intact by the freeze.

Scientist Semyon Grigoriev, of the Siberian Mammoths Museum, called Yuka "the best-preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology."
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Researchers think Yuka was only around two years old when she died.


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