Perfectly preserved baby mammoth heads to Chicago

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The Field Museum in Chicago will display a 40,000-year-old well-preserved infant woolly mammoth discovered in Siberian soil recently.

The exhibit debuts March 5 and will be open to the public until September 6.

The mammoth, known as Lyuba, was about a month old when she died after being sucked into a river bed. Her body was perfectly preserved that her tummy retained traces of her mother’s milk. Mud was also found in her trunk and throat, suggesting she had suffocated.

The remains are so well-preserved to provide DNA samples, but the prospect of cloning the little creature is still far and wide.

The photo of the mammoth is fascinating, so be sure to visit the Times of London for a look.