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Sunday, 6 May 2012

traces of Lyuba

There is such a precious chance that we can have an understanding of mammoth during the Ice Age period.

It is an exhibition of a baby elephant , called Lyuba who was found in 2007 and believed this woolly mammoth lived during the Pleistocene begin, about 2.6 million years ago. What stand in front of us is a well preserved body, it stands 80 cm height and 50 kg, only toenails, tail and one ear are missing. We followed the readings and findings of scientist, " Lyuba appears very healthy. Her organs and skin are in perfect condition.So scientists were able to identify milk from her mother in her stomach, and fecal matter in her intestine, from teeth, tusk and tissue samples to find out her age and believed that she was just 32 days old when she died.
It seems a sad story of poor little Lyuba drowning and suffocation near the river bank. But what as the quotes in the exhibition, her destiny, to stumble into the 21st century and the path of a Nenet's family and then become the evidence for us to understand the lost world of giant prehistoric animals and our changing planet.

There is a fun work sheet for children of this exhibition, what would you choose for this question,

Why are humans like elephants?
A. Humans are nothing like elephants
B. They both evolved in Siberia
C. They are both highly intelligent, live in families and have feelings

P.S. Lyuba, which means "love" in Russian.

Here are some photos taken last month, wish to share some with you,  they are not in good quality.

it was nite time after nine, but still attracts many people to stop by,

If you need more information of this exhibition, visit this link: