Ancient woolly mammoth Yuka goes on display in Japan

  • 10 July 2013
Photographers stand around a mammoth carcass in Yokohama, Japan

A woolly mammoth, 39,000 years-old and found incredibly well-preserved in ice in Siberia, Russia, is to go on display in the city of Yokohama, Japan.

The animal, which scientists named Yuka, is three metres long and was discovered three years ago.

But what made it so remarkable is that the animal's body - and much of its fur - was so well preserved by the ice.

The display starts on 13 July and runs until September.

This isn't the first time a mammoth's been found so well preserved.

In May, mammoth remains containing liquid blood were found in the Arctic.

Image caption Woolly mammoths lived during the last Ice Age, and died out between 10,000 and 4,000 years ago.

Mammoths, which look similar to elephants but with big woolly coats, are thought to have died out between 10,000 and 4,000 years ago.