Gold miners find rare mummified baby woolly mammoth, frozen over 30,000 years ago
The remains of a rare mummified baby woolly mammoth, which is expected to be frozen over 30,000 years ago, was found by some gold miners in the Klondike gold fields of Canada on Tuesday.
Rare mummified baby woolly mammoth was spotted by the miners while they were working on the Eureka Creek, said a news release from the Yukon government and Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation.
“The mammoth calf, which is the most complete mummified mammoth found in North America, has been named Nun cho ga by the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Elders,” reported wionews.com.
Nun cho ga means “big baby animal” in the Hän language and it had wild horses, cave lions, and giant steppe bison and likely roamed the Yukon.
According to palaeontologists, the woolly mammoths were living in North America, Asia, and Europe between 300,000 years and 10,000 years.