It was a stunning sight. The baby mammoth, which was found in Canada's Yukon Territory, had hair, skin, and tusks intact despite being buried for more than 30,000 years.
When gold miners discovered the remains of this extinct animal, they found it covered in mud and in a fetal state. The University of Calgary and Yukon Geological Survey believe that the mammoth calves was female and probably died in permafrost during an ice age.
Elders of TrE 1/4 ondAkHwAchE 1/4in, whose ancestral land this mammoth was discovered in, gave Nun cho ga her name, which means "big, baby animal" in the HAW?n language. Geologists stated in a news release that Yukon is a well-known fossil trove. However, this mammoth is rare because of how well-preserved she is. These remains are thought to be the largest woolly mammoth found in North America. In 1948, the continent was home to partial remains of an infant mammoth.
"It was a lifelong dream to meet a woolly mammoth. Today, that dream became a reality. Grant Zazula, an Ice Age Paleontologist, said Nun cho ga was beautiful and one the most amazing mummified ice-age animals ever found in the world."
According to the news release, the baby mammoth was likely to have roamed with wild horses, cave-lions, and giant steppe bison.