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Frozen baby mammoth to be sent to Japan for research(near-perfect preservation: photo)
Kyodo News ^ | 07/06/07

Posted on 07/10/2007 1:48:34 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Frozen baby mammoth to be sent to Japan for research

(Kyodo) _ A frozen mammoth found recently in Russia in unprecedented good condition is set to be sent to a Japanese university for examination, several experts told Kyodo News on Friday.

The mammoth, thought to be a six-month-old female, was found in the best state of preservation among all frozen mammoths ever recovered, said the experts.

"The mammoth has no defects except that its tail was bit off," said Alexei Tikhonov, vice director of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. "In terms of its state of preservation, this is the world's most valuable discovery."

The mammoth is expected to be sent to Naoki Suzuki, a professor at Tokyo's Jikei University, for CT scanning in December or later, according to the experts.

The experts, who met Thursday in Salekhard, near the site of the discovery, also decided to send some tissue taken from the mammoth to the Netherlands to help determine when it died.

The mammoth was uncovered in the northern part of western Siberia in May after a reindeer herder found part of its ivory near the Yuribey River. ADVERTISEMENT

Estimated to weigh 50 kilograms and be 120 centimeters in height, it has been named "Lyuba" after the herder's wife.

According to Tikhonov, some Japanese research institutes are equipped with large-scale CT scanners and have examined two mammoths sent from Russia in the past.

Suzuki, speaking from Tokyo, said images taken by the CT scanners would be used to recreate by computer the inside of the well-preserved mammoth, "providing an unprecedented opportunity to obtain anatomically important data."

Mammoths, which first appeared as long as 4.8 million years ago, have been extinct for thousands of years.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events; Russia; Technical
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; japan; jurassicpark; mammoth; mammoths; mammothtoldme; pleistocenepark; preservation; russia; siberia; tlr
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1 posted on 07/10/2007 1:48:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: neverdem; AntiGuv; blam; SunkenCiv

Ping!


2 posted on 07/10/2007 1:49:09 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

BC says she’s a hottie. No ice necessary, neither.


3 posted on 07/10/2007 1:58:15 AM PDT by dasboot
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?


4 posted on 07/10/2007 2:11:37 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wish they would clone a couple already. I am expecting to see a full grown wolly mammoth in my lifetime.


5 posted on 07/10/2007 2:12:55 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan (An American in Miami)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The mammoth was uncovered in the northern part of western Siberia in May after a reindeer herder found part of its ivory near the Yuribey River.

Estimated to weigh 50 kilograms and be 120 centimeters in height, it has been named "Lyuba" after the herder's wife.

Many American women wouldn't take too well to having their name applied to an animal resembling an elephant.

6 posted on 07/10/2007 2:16:06 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Where’s the Helen Thomas pic?


7 posted on 07/10/2007 2:20:24 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Rosie there looks cold and stiff.. much stiffer than she usually looks on film!


8 posted on 07/10/2007 2:25:04 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: HEY4QDEMS
He wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?

She likely died of frostbite for lack of her fur coat.

9 posted on 07/10/2007 2:48:38 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.)
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To: NautiNurse
She likely died of frostbite for lack of her fur coat.

Maybe they'll find it in her trunk.
10 posted on 07/10/2007 3:06:48 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS
Yes, mammoths were furred elephants. I can see an elephant cow carrying a cloned mammoth to term.

11 posted on 07/10/2007 3:10:25 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: patton
look, a possum! ;)
12 posted on 07/10/2007 4:54:44 AM PDT by leda (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What kind of event must have occurred for the mammoth to be
preserved like that? Did it fall into an ice cave, or was
it buried in an avalanche? What were mammoths doing around
ice anyway?? Was there a rapid weather change in a previously
warm environment? Had to be very rapid, no?
Very interesting.


13 posted on 07/10/2007 5:23:32 AM PDT by Getready (Truth and wisdom are more elusive, and valuable, than gold and diamonds)
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To: leda

Well, it is dead. But it’s not in the middle of the road.


14 posted on 07/10/2007 5:23:48 AM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears will plow for those who don't.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Trent Lott, age 1


15 posted on 07/10/2007 5:25:33 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: samtheman
Where’s the Helen Thomas pic?

See post #1.

16 posted on 07/10/2007 5:26:44 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

trunk down, that is bad luck.


17 posted on 07/10/2007 5:27:40 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

ever seen “ice age 2”? ;)


18 posted on 07/10/2007 5:43:09 AM PDT by leda (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: Getready

Actually, There were SUV tracks nearby, causing Global warming which caused melting on the ice sheet and the Mammoth broke through. We should find some of them also under the ice.
barbra ann


19 posted on 07/10/2007 5:52:44 AM PDT by barb-tex (Why replace the IRS with anything?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I heard it tastes like tough veal.


20 posted on 07/10/2007 5:57:28 AM PDT by EricT. (The tree of liberty needs to be watered...)
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To: Getready

Yes, and how interesting that this very well-preserved mammoth corpse must be “thousands of years old.”


21 posted on 07/10/2007 6:05:21 AM PDT by rimtop56
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Anyone read Clive Clussler’s new book, Polar Shift???..
Part of the plot revolves around two Japanese scientists finding a fully preserved baby woolly mammoth in Siberia..... coinkie dink????
22 posted on 07/10/2007 6:35:50 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: 75thOVI; AFPhys; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BenLurkin; Berosus; ...
Looks like they've packed it in a truck. Ironic.
 
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23 posted on 07/10/2007 7:13:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 9, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: samtheman
That is so passe'. Good thing I'm too mature to respond.

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24 posted on 07/10/2007 7:15:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 9, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; ...
Thanks TigerLikesRooster.

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25 posted on 07/10/2007 7:16:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 9, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Looks remarkably good ater 65 million years.

Joke

I know it's only 6000...

JUST KIDDING!!!

26 posted on 07/10/2007 7:19:17 AM PDT by null and void (We can oil drill through miles of rock under sea water, drilling thru inches of glass is a snap...)
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To: leda

The guy named a frozen elephant with a mustache and beard after his wife?

LOLOLOLOLOLOL


27 posted on 07/10/2007 7:22:03 AM PDT by patton (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You are mistaken, it’s an elephant not a RINO.


28 posted on 07/10/2007 7:22:26 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: SunkenCiv

So now you’re desecrating ancient monuments?

*excellent!*


29 posted on 07/10/2007 7:27:48 AM PDT by Monkey Face ("Equal opportunity" means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. ~~ L J Pete)
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To: SunkenCiv; TigerLikesRooster

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30 posted on 07/10/2007 7:28:56 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: wagglebee

Moral absolutes?


31 posted on 07/10/2007 7:30:10 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Whoaaa!

Ovaries?
Eggs?

I’m itchin to eat mammoth steaks after I open my mammoth farm!!!


32 posted on 07/10/2007 7:30:13 AM PDT by djf (Bush's legacy: Way more worried about Iraqs borders than our own!!! A once great nation... sad...)
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To: Getready
The periglacial areas were the best for grazing.

The wall of the glacier shielded the area from the bitter north wind, the dazzling vertical wall acts as a solar concentrator providing more heat and light for plant growth, the glacial till provides a rich, well conditioned soil, while moraines trap ponds of melt water.

Up near the face of the glacier is the best grazing for 1000 miles!

Until a big chunk breaks off and pounds you into the muck before you even have a chance to swallow that mouthful of marigolds...

33 posted on 07/10/2007 7:32:16 AM PDT by null and void (We can oil drill through miles of rock under sea water, drilling thru inches of glass is a snap...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That’s pretty amazing, but it looks like a modern elephant to me.


34 posted on 07/10/2007 7:34:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: patton
their marital bliss could be in jeopardy now... ;)
35 posted on 07/10/2007 7:35:39 AM PDT by leda (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: djf
I’m itchin to eat mammoth steaks after I open my mammoth farm!!!

You took the words right out of my mouth. Fred Flintstone, here we come! I've got a cousin who has an exotic animal ranch in West Texas, I'm sure he'd like to try and figure out how to put together a herd of these things.
36 posted on 07/10/2007 8:05:24 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Lurking in Kansas

LOL!


37 posted on 07/10/2007 8:09:50 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: TigerLikesRooster

YUMMM.. Mammoth veal.


38 posted on 07/10/2007 8:22:53 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Aw, she’s kind of cute.

They are neat animals.


39 posted on 07/10/2007 8:28:31 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: trisham

Sure looks like a juvenile elephant to me.


40 posted on 07/10/2007 8:28:56 AM PDT by commonguymd (Move it to the right)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Get it cloned, I want to see a real one grazing....


41 posted on 07/10/2007 8:30:27 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: goldstategop
I don’t see any fur on her ... she looks like a regular elephant. Is it JSUT the fur that makes it a Mammoth or are there other characteristics?
42 posted on 07/10/2007 8:30:41 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Me too.


43 posted on 07/10/2007 8:30:58 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Monkey Face

Hey, that’s just a scientific reconstruction of the original face on the Sphinx.


44 posted on 07/10/2007 8:42:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 9, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks! Normally I’m the one who finds all the old related topics.

Of course, I’d have put ‘em in chrono, alpha, or relevance order, but I’m a geek...


45 posted on 07/10/2007 8:43:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 9, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nmh
I did a fossil exhibit about ten years ago and learned a bit about mammoths. There were several types. The North American Columbian mammoth and the Imperial Mammoth of California ( some scientists think the two species were the same beast), the Woolly Mammoth and the Pygmy Mammoth, which lived on Catalina Island (and perhaps elsewhere) as late as 5,000 years ago. I believe the Woolly variety is the only one likely to be furry, as they lived in colder climates like Siberia.
46 posted on 07/10/2007 8:46:04 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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(see, I'm a geek)
47 posted on 07/10/2007 8:48:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 9, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: commonguymd
Yes, although this picture isn't so far off. It's a bit different from earlier representations, however.


48 posted on 07/10/2007 8:50:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

More mammoth stuff from Wikipedia:

“The southern mammoth consequently declined, being replaced across most of its territory by the cold-adapted steppe mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii). This in turn gave rise to the woolly mammoth, (Mammuthus primigenius) around 300,000 years ago. Woolly mammoths were better able to cope with the extreme cold of the Ice Ages.

The woollies were a spectacularly successful species; they ranged from Spain to North America and are thought to have existed in huge numbers...

...Fossils of species of dwarf mammoth have been found on the Californian Channel Islands (Mammuthus exilis) and the Mediterranean island of Sardinia (Mammuthus lamarmorae). There was also a race of dwarf woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island, north of Siberia, within the Arctic Circle.”


49 posted on 07/10/2007 8:51:31 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SunkenCiv

Well, that pic sure explains why someone chiseled the face off that monument...


50 posted on 07/10/2007 8:51:34 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Implement the FairTax and be free and prosperous, or stick with the StupidTax...it's up to you...)
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