Woolly mammoth found frozen for 39,000 years to be displayed in Japan

July 10, 2013

A 39,000-year-old frozen woolly mammoth arrived in Yokohama from Russia to be exhibited for the first time. The frozen female mammoth named Yuka was found in the Saha Republic. She is believed to have died at the age of 10 years old.

The mammoth was brought to Japan on Tuesday by ferry, and then officials put it in a specialized case that keeps the temperature below -10. The frozen mammoth will be unveiled to the public at Yokohama Pacifico on Saturday.

A representative of the exhibition Norihisa Inuzuka said the frozen woolly mammoth, with its whole skin intact, is very valuable. He said it is the world's first woolly mammoth to be shown in almost perfect condition. The exhibition will run through September 16.

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