39,000 year-old frozen Woolly Mammoth unveiled

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:00am

A 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth has arrived in Yokohama from Russia to be exhibited for the first time in the world.

The frozen female mammoth named YUKA was found in the Saha Republic. She is believed to have died at around 10 years old.

The mammoth was brought to Japan on Tuesday by ferry, and then officials put it in a specialized case that keeps the temperature below -10 degrees.

The frozen mammoth will be unveiled to the public at Yokohama Pacifico on Saturday.

A representative of the exhibition Norihisa Inuzuka said the frozen mammoth with its whole skin intact is very valuable. He said it is the world's first mammoth to be shown in almost perfect condition.

The exhibition will run through September 16.


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