The remains of the extinct creature, Woolly Mammoth, is discovered with its soft tissues and ligaments still intact, in a lake north of the Arctic Circle in Siberia, Russia.
Several artifacts and animal fossils is believed to rest beneath the ice and snow of Russia's coldest regions. However, due to climate change and a rise of temperature in the permafrost, Siberian Times reported an almost perfect specimen of a teenage or young adult woolly mammoth, known by its scientific name, Mammuthus primigenius, were found by Russian herders in the shores of the Pechenelava-to Lake, just north of the famous Arctic Circle in the Yamalo-Nenets Region in Siberia.
Director of the Arctic Research Cener, Dmitri Frolov, said that the remains include of the Earth Bulls', as dubbed by locals, well-preserved skeleton, head, ribs, feet, soft tissues, and skin. The scientists who will go on-site to retrieve the fragments is yet to determine the woolly mammoth's age but is estimated to be in its teenage years. These creatures were lost in tens of thousands of years in the permafrost, up until now.
The importance of the emergence of soft tissues and ligaments found together with this teenage Woolly Mammoth presents a huge scientific marvel for the reserachers and scientists. These tissues will help to better the study in the specific species or group of the mammal.
Woolly Mammoths found
It is also noted that a Wolly Mammoth found in 2018 has its skin and hair intact.
The only known intact brain fragment of the animal, more specifically its skeleton and brains, was a mummified, strawberry-haired Yuka discovered last 2014 in Yakutia. Yuka's remains were found ashore in the Seyakha Village.
The best preserved woolly mammoth, named Lyuba, was also found in the Arctic Circle last 2007 in the Yamal Peninsula. Lyuba is believed to be one-month old when the baby mammoth died 40 thousand years ago.
Also, a three-month old female calf of the mammal was discovered by a captain of the 'Porog' ship 20 kilometers away from the mouth of the Yuribeteyakha River.
The drastic changes in weather deals a huge impact on the ice percentage of the world. Climate change directly affects the cold regions all around the world, particularly in the Arctic Region.
Vintage News reports that there is a 10C increase in the weather of Northern Russia and the Arctic Region, compared to July of last year.
Scientists of the earlier age only hope to see more of the remains of different animals present during the Pre-historic or Jurrasic era. However, due to the change of weather and climate occuring during the present time, this is becoming more and more evident.
This occurence and state of the current climate and world is a great feat for scientific advancement and studies. However, it is also quite noting that the melting of the world's ice is a direct and upfront factor that greatly affects the world's ecosystem, more importantly, the creatures who thrive more in sub-zero climate.
Watch the video of this Woolly Mammoth's discovery below: