Preservation Conditions

From the baby mammoth's tusks and teeth, scientists will be able to confirm Lyuba's age, the season of her death, and the environmental conditions for the herd in Yamal. Lyuba, a baby mammoth was discovered on the bank of a remote Siberian river in May 2007. Thousands of years after her species became extinct, she is in amazing condition and unlike any other animal ever dug out of the frozen earth.

Photograph by Francis Latreille