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Jurassic Park Just Got Real: Now Scientists Have Brought 28,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Cells Back to Life

By Andrew Alpin, 14 July 2022

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8 Nun cho ga may be another female baby mammoth

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Zazula thinks that Nun cho ga is a female based on a quick examination. She thinks that Nun Cho ga was about a month old when she died more than 30,000 years ago. The geology of the area where the mammoth was found suggests that she was probably grazing in a grassy area without any trees when she wandered away from her mother and got stuck in the mud.

Nun cho ga may be another female baby mammoth

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9 Researchers believe that her body was well preserved by the climatic conditions of the region

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Nun cho ga is still in good shape because she died quickly in a unique place. In most places on earth, the only remains of Ice Age animals are their fossilized bones. But in the Yukon, permafrost acts like a freezer, keeping important information like DNA and soft tissues like muscle, skin, and hair. Miners and researchers in the territory have found the well-preserved bones of a wolf pup, a caribou calf, giant camels, and other animals that died a long time ago. Now, Nun Cho ga will join them. She is the first whole baby woolly mammoth to be found in North America and only the second in the world.

Researchers believe that her body was well preserved by the climatic conditions of the region

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10 Nun cho ga stands out as one of the most perfect specimens of woolly mammoths

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Even among these unusual finds, Nun Cho ga stands out. Zazula says that the elephant is “perfect” and “beautiful.” She is about 4.5 feet long from the base of her tail to the base of her trunk.

“She has a trunk. She has a tail. She has tiny little ears. She has the little prehensile end of the trunk where she could use it to grab grass,” he adds. The baby mammoth might be in better shape than Lyuba, the first well-preserved baby woolly mammoth but without a tail that was found in Siberia in 2017.

Nun cho ga stands out as one of the most perfect specimen of woolly mammoths

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