| Mammoth Mummy Dima |
|Date(s)||Discovered in 1977|
|Site||North Eastern Siberia|
The 7-8 month old woolly mammoth calf "Dima" was discovered in 1977. Her body was discovered, frozen and well-preserved, near the Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia. At death, she weighed about 220lbs and was 41 inches tall and 45 inches long. None of her remains were preserved. (Wikipedia, 2012)
Dima was well-preserved when found. She was frozen in northeastern Siberia. (Wikipedia, 2012)
"Radiocarbon dating determined that Dima died about 40,000 years ago." The organs of a mammoth are similar to modern elephants. However, one difference between modern african elephants and woolly mamoths are the size of their ears; a mammoth's ears are only one-tenth the size (Wikipedia, 2012).
Only four discriptions of woolly mammoths were published. The were published in Europe between 1962 and 1806 (wikipedia, 2012)
Unknown. (2012). Woolly mammoth. Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolly_mammoth