30,000-year-old woolly mammoth found in Canada

Mummified baby of a 30,000-year-old woolly mammoth found in Canada

The government of Yukon, a territory known in the world for its fossils of ice-age animals, acknowledged that “mummified remains with skin and hair are rarely unearthed.”

While conducting a mining excavation in Yukon, Canada, the modified remains of a baby mammoth that lived more than 30,000 years ago were discovered, listed as “one of the most incredible ice age mummified animals discovered in the world.”

The specimen was found by workers working in Klondike water mines, within the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Traditional Territory, according to paleontologist Grant Zazula, quoted in a statement from the Yukon territory government.

According to official data, the baby, was a female, was baptized “Nun cho ga” (large animal baby in native language), and its skin and hair are intact.