PICK OF THE WEEK: A mammoth show: Fans flock to expo
Fans are flocking to see a special exhibition in Japan featuring the frozen remains of two woolly mammoths — extinct Ice Age elephants. One, called Oymiakon, is thought to be a one-year-old girl that lived between 28,000 and 38,000 BC. It’s the first time the female mammoth has been on show since being found in Siberia in 2004. Mammoths used to live in Africa, Europe, and Asia, but died out around 10,000 years ago. They often had long, curved tusks and a coat of long hair. Only the head of Oymiakon was uncovered, as the rest of her may have decomposed or was eaten by other animals.
The second mammoth, called Yukagir, is a 40-year-old male that lived around 18,000 BC.