Woolly mammoth discovered in Siberian lake
Remains of a 10ft tall woolly mammoth so well preserved it had pieces of soft tissue and skin attached to its bones is discovered in the silt of a Siberian lake 10,000 years after it died
- Experts uncovered the giant woolly mammoth remains in Lake Pechenelava-To on the Yamal peninsula
- A rear and front foot from the woolly mammoth had skin and flesh still attached and they've been stored
- It was found 10,000 years after the mammoth is believed to have died and it was between 15 and 20
A stunningly well preserved 10ft tall wooly mammoth has been found with pieces of soft tissue and skin attached to its bones in a Siberian lake by researchers.
Experts from the Scientific Centre for Arctic studies have been working on studying the 10,000 year old remains of the giant mammal that was found in silt deposits.
Scientists behind the discovery also announced they have found the giant extinct beast's fossilised excrement which will be analysed to understand the woolly mammoth's diet.
The first remains were pulled out of Lake Pechenelava-To on the Yamal peninsula in northern Russia last month with up to 90 per cent of the skeleton now excavated.
The creature is expected to be named Tadibe after is finder Konstantin Tadibe, a reindeer herder living near the lake where the mammoth was found.
A stunningly well preserved 10ft tall wooly mammoth has been found with pieces of soft tissue and skin attached to its bones in a Siberian lake by researchers
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