The chances of cloning a mammoth incredibly grown up, after the discovery made by 11 year old boy Eugene Salinderom. The uniqueness of this instance prehistoric animal is that it survived the meat and fat layers!
11-year-old boy from the Nenets Krasnoyarsk discovered a unique carcass of a mammoth, who died about 30,000 years ago. Yevgeny Salinder made the find at Cape Sopochnaya Hag three kilometers away from the polar weather station "Sopkarga" on the Taimyr Peninsula. Mammoth also named Eugene, the official website Dolgan-Nenets Municipal District. Officially, however, found the animal will be referred Sopkarginsky mammoth.
On the remains of a prehistoric animal boy, who lives in the family's weather station, told his parents, they told polar explorers and scientists soon were already full excavation, ITAR-TASS reported. This is the second carcass of a mammoth preserved in the history of paleontology, experts say. Last time something like this was found in 1901 on Beryozovka River — a tributary of Kolyma.
How to tell the organizers of the expedition, during operation, it became clear that this is not just a skeleton, a mammoth carcass weighing half a ton, with the remains of the hides, meat, fat, and even some of the bodies. According to the preliminary conclusion of experts found in Taimyr tundra animal — a male. Mammoth has died at the age of 15-16 years.
To extract Eugene of permafrost scientists used traditional tools — axes, picks, and a specially designed instrument, allowed to thaw out a couple layers of ice. During the week, experts removed the remains of an ancient animal.
Even a cursory examination of the mammoth gave scientists the opportunity to confirm the number of scientific hypotheses. For example, to prove that the hump of a mammoth — a fatty deposit as a camel, not structural features of the skeleton.
"The first time it was seen in Paleolithic drawings, and everyone thought, why are they humped. It was believed due to the fact that they have a very large neural spines of the thoracic vertebrae. The answer is no. We can see that this animal was well adapted to the conditions of life in the north. Large stocks kopilo animal fat for the winter, "- said the deputy director of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Tikhonov.
The scientist noted that, most likely, the mammoth died in the summer — it did not have an undercoat, but he has amassed a large enough supply of oil.
A rare find will be the showpiece of the Taimyr Regional Museum. At the same time the museum has agreed to hand over the carcass of a mammoth Russian Academy of Sciences: Its going to study in the Zoological and Paleontological Institute in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In Dudinka scientists will clean the remains of the earth and dirt, and will hold the first in-depth examination.