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Lyuba the Baby Mammoth

Hear from the Siberian reindeer herdsman who discovered the perfectly preserved body of a 42,000-year-old baby mammoth.

In May 2007 a nomadic reindeer herdsman discovered the perfectly preserved body of a 42,000-year-old baby mammoth in Siberia. The creature, which was later named Lyuba, was 130 cm tall and weighed around 50 kilos. Anya Dorodeyko has been speaking to herdsman Yuri Khudi about his amazing find.

Photo: Lyuba on display in Hong Kong in 2012. (credit: aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images)

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