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Play The Man
10-07-2009, 05:00 AM
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A baby woolly mammoth, frozen in soil for 40,000 years in Siberia, was so well preserved that traces of her mother's milk were still in her stomach.

Scientists perform an autopsy and DNA analysis on Lyuba, a woolly mammoth

Lyuba was found in Siberia after being dug up by reindeer

Lyuba, who was thought to be just one month old, was discovered three years ago when nomadic reindeer dug her up.

Scientists believe she died after being sucked into a river bed.

Mud was found in her trunk and throat, suggesting she had suffocated.

The body is preserved enough to provide DNA samples, but the prospect cloning the creature is still a long way off.

Researchers found the animals' hump acted like a furnace, which helped maintain body temperature during colder weather.

This supports the theory that mammoths were born in early spring.

Lyuba is being transported to Chicago to be exhibited in the Field Museum, where she will be the star attraction at a mammoths and mastodons exhibit.

rockdawg21
10-07-2009, 12:10 PM
That's not a woolly mammoth, it's an elephant. There's no hair! :laugh:

Llamafighter
10-07-2009, 01:02 PM
Wow that's a pretty impressive find.
However, Pleistocene Park just doesn't have the same ring to it. let's face it a park full of Woolly Mammoths would just be fun.

Tyburn
10-11-2009, 07:49 PM
I visited the Field Museum on my tour :w00t:

Play The Man
10-11-2009, 08:09 PM
I visited the Field Museum on my tour :w00t:

Did you see the Tsavo man-eating lions from "The Ghost and The Darkness"?

Tyburn
10-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Did you see the Tsavo man-eating lions from "The Ghost and The Darkness"?

:unsure: No I did not.

I saw their main hall though...they already have a huge wolly mamoth :laugh:

Play The Man
10-11-2009, 11:18 PM
:unsure: No I did not.

I saw their main hall though...they already have a huge wolly mamoth :laugh:

Here is a link to the Field Museum with more information about them. An interesting little side note of British history. The movie "The Ghost and The Darkness" is pretty good.

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/tsavo/default.htm

Tyburn
10-11-2009, 11:22 PM
Here is a link to the Field Museum with more information about them. An interesting little side note of British history. The movie "The Ghost and The Darkness" is pretty good.

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/tsavo/default.htm

:ashamed: thanks

I'm sorry I forgot to put you in the credits of my American Tour thanks video :cry: for sending me the maps...they were VERY useful! but dont worry I managed to miss out several fighters that I even interviewed :laugh: I guess I should have spent a forth Hour on it :blink: