Amazing. Look at how perfectly this creature was preserved in the permafrost!
I guess we’ll be seeing a lot more of this kind of thing as the permafrosts melt due to the climate crisis.
The baby woolly mammoth, named Nun cho ga, which means “big baby animal” in the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin’s Hän language, is about 140 cm long, which is a little bit longer than the other baby woolly mammoth that was found in Siberia, Russia, in May 2007.
Zazula thinks Nun cho ga was probably about 30 to 35 days old when she died. Based on the geology of the site, Zazula believes she died between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago.
“So she died during the last ice age and found in permafrost,” said Zazula.