Sunday, December 30, 2007
No So Long Ago, Not So Far Away
This is an almost-perfectly preserved baby Mammoth which was recently found near Siberia's Yuribei River by a reindeer herder.
The animal, preserved in the permafrost, is believed to be about 10,000 years old and seems to be in nearly perfect condition, with fur, trunk, skin and internal organs intact. Only the ears have been lost. The frozen baby Mammoth is in Japan now for study and display.
For more thoughts on Mammoths and time, see "The Mammoth in the Hedge" on this blog.