The shaggy ginger coat is just as bright as it was when the animal wandered over the ice-covered terrain.
Its eyes, foot pads and even internal organs are all intact. Yet this is a young woolly mammoth – which lived more than 10,000 years ago.
Its perfectly preserved body was discovered in the frozen ground of Siberia by tusk-hunters, who handed it over to scientists.
While many bones have been found before – so we have an idea of how the legendary creatures looked when they roamed the icy plains – this is unique in being an almost entire frozen carcass.
Experts believe it could yield a treasure trove of information from the past, not only about these creatures, but the early humans who lived alongside them during the Ice Age.
The mammoth, which was three to four years old when it died, was found in the Ust-Yansky region of Yakutia, the remotest part of Siberia.
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