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Waking the Baby Mammoth

This is pretty cool: National Geographic Channel has a fantastic feature titled Waking the Baby Mammoth, about the discovery of a well-preserved body of a baby woolly mammoth:

Only a handful have ever been found before. But none like her. Her name is Lyuba. A 1-month-old baby mammoth, she walked the tundra about 40,000 years ago and then died mysteriously. Discovered by a reindeer herder, she miraculously re-appeared on a riverbank in northwestern Siberia in 2007. She is the most perfectly preserved woolly mammoth ever discovered. And she has mesmerized the scientific world with her arrival - creating headlines across the globe.

Link | More Videos - Thanks Minjae!

Previously on Neatorama: Scientists Took CT Scans of a Baby Mammoth


Climate changed without man so it's impossible for man to change it?

I was hoping for more biology and less anthropology in the video.
Bring on the clones!
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Why do some people need to bring up global warming every time there is a video with snow in it? LOOK SNOW, SEE YOU HIPPIE, TREE-HUGGING, NEO-FASCIST, COMMUNISTS ARE WRONG!

Anyway...

I just got the latest national geographic that had that baby mammoth on the cover, so I'll have to check it out. I wonder if one day they'll finally be able to clone one of these creatures.
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Why do some people need to bring up global warming every time there is a video with snow in it? LOOK SNOW, SEE YOU HIPPIE, TREE-HUGGING, NEO-FASCIST, COMMUNISTS ARE WRONG!

But everytime ice melts or its hot out GW gets mentioned, how can you possibly acuse my side of doing what your side does all the time.
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could we please ignore the politics and get back to the science?

so glad this wasn't found a hundred years ago- you know, when they would have made steaks out of her.
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If you read the 'Polar Shift' novel from Clive Cussler you'll find amazing similarities (on the mammoth find, not the rest). When reality meets fiction.

I don't care that much of global warming (we'll die anyway), but it should bring some interesting discoveries with the permafrost melting.
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It's really scary to think how close we (scientific community) came to never finding her. Just think of how many others have been found, but where seen as bad omens or bad luck and left to rot.

It is time to clone her and then breed her with a pig. I want a pot-bellied mammoth of my own!
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