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Canadian gold miners find rare mummified baby woolly mammoth

Ottawa (AFP) – Miners in the Klondike gold fields of Canada’s far north have made a rare discovery, digging up the mummified remains of a near complete baby woolly mammoth.

Members of the local Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation named the calf Nun cho ga, which means “big baby animal”.

Paleontologist Grant Zazula said the little tyke, which retained its skin and hair, “is beautiful and one of the most incredible mummified ice age animals ever discovered in the world”. “I am excited to get to know her more,” he said in a statement.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin