Russian boy discovers wooly 'mammoth of the century'

@aabuda (1729)
Philippines
October 6, 2012 8:19pm CST
Guys have you heard the news that an 11-year-old boy from Russia's north has stumbled upon a well-preserved wooly mammoth, in what scientists describe as the best such discovery since 1901. Yevgeny Salinder, whose family lives near a polar station in the northern Taimyr Peninsula, discovered the frozen animal when he was strolling along the banks of the Yenisei River in late August. It took scientists five days to dig out the animal which was then transported to the northern city of Dudinka. I hope with this discovery, we will all be informede about the life of this long been extinct animal that I was only thinking that this is just a myth, but luckily it is true indeed!
2 responses
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
7 Oct 12
Life indeed has its ironies. With the advanced technology we have today, a very significant discovery was accidentally made by a kid, with none of the high-tech gadgets. I do hope this prehistoric animal would indeed shed light on a lot of questions we have about life during those times and possibly relate it to that of ours today.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
7 Oct 12
Hey thanks a ton for sharing this information over here. Yes i have heard about this piece of news and was very much shocked how a little boy was able to discover and unearth such a discovery that can open the gates to several mysteries that our scientists have been working day and night since years. This discovery will definitely help the scientists to have more research on the primitive animals and their lifestyles. What say?