Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

42,000-Year-Old Mummified Baby Mammoth Attracts Visitors at London's Natural History Museum [PHOTOS]

Travelers Today       By    Althea Serad

Updated: May 22, 2014 12:35 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

Tags
mummified mammoth, mummies mammoth cave, mummified baby mammoth, mummified woolly mammoth, mummified wooly mammoth, London's Natural History Museum, Natural History Museum, 42, 000-Year-Old Mummified Baby Mammoth

 

(Photo : Twitter)
Scientists discover 42,000 year old Mammoth

 

Mummified baby mammoth is now the star attraction at London's Natural History Museum. The mummified baby mammoth is aged 42,000 years old, reports the Washington Post.

According to the Guardian, the mummified baby mammoth was found in 2007 in the Yamal Peninsula in Russia by reindeer herder Yuri Khudi. Khudi and his sons reportedly discovered the mammoth while searching for wood along the frozen Yuribei River. Because Khudi discovered the mummified baby mammoth, it was named after Khudi's wife, Lyuba. Lyuba is the Russian word for "love."

 

(Photo : Twitter)
Scientists discover 42,000 year old Mammoth
(Photo : Twitter)
Scientists discover 42,000 year old Mammoth

 

On Monday, the mummified baby mammoth Lyuba arrived in London for a display at the Natural History Museum, according to the Washington Post.

The BBC reports that Lyuba is 51 inches tall, with a weight of 110 pounds and is believed to have died 42,000 years ago. According to the BBC, Lyuba was found to have clay in her trunk, which led scientists to believe she suffocated on it while getting water. "She is believed to have been discovered after her snowy grave thawed out during the spring and her remains washed up on a river bank."

According to The Guardian, scientists have now more knowledge because of Lyuba, the mummified baby mammoth. The Guardian said that scientists have already learned much from Lyuba. When scientists worked on her stomach contents, they found a congealed, brownish-white substance that turned out to be her mother's milk. "More mysterious, given that her teeth had not come into use, was the presence of chewed grass. She may have eaten her mother's dung to acquire the gut microbes needed to digest celluose."

The BBC also reported that scientists consider the mummified baby mammoth, Lyuba, as the most fully preserved mammoth ever found in history.

According to the BBC, the mummified baby mammoth's only defect was the tail which has been gnawed off by animals. "Her body looks slightly deflated, which Prof [Adrian] Lister explains is from her effectively being mummified under the weight of all that ice for so long. Traces of the blue, powdery mineral vivianite, which is commonly found on fossils, can be seen on her body."

 

(Photo : Twitter)
Scientists discover 42,000 year old Mammoth
(Photo : Twitter)
Scientists discover 42,000 year old Mammoth

 

Meanwhile, according to News Max, other beasts will also be part of the exhibit in London's Natural History Museum, together with the mummified baby mammoth. They include the woolly mammoth, the spiral-tusked Columbian mammoth, the island-dwelling dwarf mammoth, the fearsome sabre-tooth cat and the giant short-faced bear.

Mummified baby mammoth Lyuba, together with the other beasts, will reportedly be on display at London's Natural History Museum from May 23 until September 7.

© 2017 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

The Top 5 Rides at Walt Disney World

Five Tips On How To Enjoy Your Trip In Disney World Orlando

Disney World Orlando is a famous tourist spot with its wide selection of rides, activities, restaurants, and spectacular events. But if you want to enjoy every bit of it, you need to plan your trip carefully. Here are five tips on how to enjoy your trip in Disney World Orlando.

Five Things To Do When You Are Travelling With A Disabled Person

Five Things To Do When You Are Traveling With A Disabled Person

Persons with disabilities are as special as what their needs should be. Despite the incapability they have, they likewise deserve to experience good life through traveling and discovering beautiful places outside the four corners of their homes.

Five Expressions You Need To Learn Before Traveling To Los Angeles

Five Expressions You Need To Learn Before Traveling To Los Angeles

In Los Angeles’ metro area itself, there are 185 languages that are spoken in households. Therefore, it is always better to learn some of the basics before visiting L.A.

Five Things That You Need To Do When You Are Traveling With Your Pet

Five Things That You Need To Do When You Are Traveling With Your Pet

Pet travels are some of the most exciting travels in the world. But before going on a trip, be sure to prepare this checklist for you and your pet to have a safe trip ahead.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Austin Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Austin, Texas Hailed As The Best Place To Live In America

Austin is now the most desirable place to live in the States.

Humiliated by British Airways

Elderly Woman Flies For 13 Hours In Wet Clothes After A British Airways Crew Denied Her Of Using The Toilet

A British Airways crew has garnered a lot of criticism following an incident of denying an old lady to use the toilet. As a result, the lady ended up wetting herself and flew the whole flight in her wet clothes.

Man forcibly taken off an overbooked United Airlines flight.

Doctor Who Refused To Get Off An Overbook United Airlines Flight Forcibly Taken Off The Plane [VIDEO]

Aviation security officers used force to remove a passenger from an overbooked flight from Chicago to Louisville. The doctor refused to leave the plane voluntarily, saying he needs to see patients in the morning.

Works at Atapuerca Archeological Site

From King Solomon’s Mine To Treasure Hunt App In London, 2017 Is Good Year For Archaeology

Archaeologists will find more interesting dig ups this year and would like the public to know more of their history and culture. More expeditions and creative initiatives have 2017 say it's the year of archaeology.

travelers today

© 2017 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics