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39,000 Year-Old Baby Mammoth Goes on Display in Moscow

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Image: A preserved baby mammoth
Workers carry the body of a mammoth prior the start of an exhibition of the Russian Geographic Union in central Moscow on Oct. 28. The mammoth, named is Yuka, is about thirty-eight thousand years old and was found in Yakutia, on the Laptev sea bank in 2010.KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP - Getty Images

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The Russian Geographic Society displayed the preserved body of a baby mammoth in Moscow on Tuesday, four years after finding it in Siberian permafrost.

Researchers call the mammoth, named Yuka after the Yukagir coastline where she was found, the best-preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology. It is believed that the permafrost in which she was buried kept her so well intact.

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