Last month, an 11 years old boy, Yevgeny Salinder, found a well-preserved mammoth carcass at his home in Taymyr, Siberia, Russia.
The mammoth carcass is estimated to be 30,000 years old. It is informally named Zhenya, after the boy’s nickname. Its official name is the Sopkarginsky mammoth, according to ABC News. The 16-year-old mammoth was 2 meters tall and weighed 500 kilograms.
- Could have been “possibly” killed by a human or a rival mammoth.
- The mammoth was pretty small for his age.
- It’s one of the best-preserved bodies of a grown mammoth yet found.