Were Remains of a Baby Woolly Mammoth Discovered this Week?

Posted on August 20, 2011  Comments (0)

Our blog received a spike in traffic to one of our previous posts (Well Preserved Baby Mammoth Discovered in Permafrost), taking a look at what the cause was I found out is was due to a new baby woolly mammoth possible discovery.

Woolly mammoth calf fossil? No, just a wayward walrus

Authorities in the Yamalo-Nenets region said yesterday morning they were scrambling a helicopter to the location. “If what is said about how it is preserved turns out to be true, this will be another sensation of global significance,” said the leader of the expedition, Natalia Fyodorova.

Disappointment was in store, however. “It turned out to be a walrus skull; apparently a fossilised one,” said Ms Fyordorova, who is the director of the local museum.

All the sites I look at that published the discovery news give no indication that they have learned new info, so I don’t really know what the status of the “discovery” is.

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