42,000-year-old baby mammoth on display in Chicago
A 42,000-year-old woolly mammoth from the Ice Age is going on display for the first time in the United States at The Field Museum in Chicago.
Scientists say the baby mammoth named Lyuba (lee-OO'-bah) is the best preserved and most complete mammoth specimen known. The exhibit opens tomorrow.
Lyuba was found in 2007 by a reindeer herder in northern Siberia and named for the herder's wife.
Visitors can see the folds and creases in Lyuba's skin, the bottom of her foot and small patches of hair on her ear and leg. Scientists have analyzed Lyuba's stomach contents, her baby tusks and chewing teeth, looking for details about her diet, environment and health.
The exhibit will later travel to other North American cities.
Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age
The Field Museum
Opens today- September 6, 2010
The Associated Press contributed to this report.