Vladivostok is the first city in Russia to host the exhibition of the so-called Yukagir Mammoth and Oimyakon baby mammoth.
VLADIVOSTOK. September 17. VOSTOK-MEDIA – A unique exhibition of mammoths opened in Vladivostok on Thursday.
Vladivostok is the first city in Russia to host the exhibition of the so-called Yukagir Mammoth and Oimyakon baby mammoth. These unique archaeological findings have been displayed only at the major exhibitions worldwide, Vladivostok Administration said in a statement.
The Yukagir mammoth was found in 2002 in Yakutia and was excavated up until 2004. The head, tusks, front legs and part of its stomach have been well-preserved. At the time of his death the mammoth is estimated to be 45 years old. It perished about 18,500 years ago.
On September 27, 2004, the front part of a baby mammoth’s body was found in Olchan gold mine in the Oimyakon Region of Yakutia. Its head, a part of proboscis, neck and breast were well preserved. This is the fifth mammoth that has been found well-preserved so far. The baby mammoth perished about 41,300 years ago, researchers say.