Yuka (mammoth)

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Мамонтёнок Юка.JPG
Mummified remains
Species Woolly mammoth
Died 39,000 years ago
Known for best preserved
Residence Moscow
Weight 5 tonnes
Height 3 m (9 ft 10 in)
External image
Slideshow from Huffington Post
Image from Discovery News

Yuka is a woolly mammoth carcass discovered in Siberia. It died around 39,000 years ago and was around 6 to 11 years of age.[1][2]

In October 2014, The mammoth had been put on display in Moscow and is the best preserved in palaeontology.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Young Mammoth Likely Butchered by Humans". DNews. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "BBC Nature - Woolly mammoth carcass may have been cut into by humans". BBC Nature. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "39,000 year-old mammoth goes on display in Russia". BBC News. 29 October 2014. 

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