Oh baby Love, your allure is mammoth

A BABY mammoth is to be the star of a new blockbuster exhibition at the Natural History Museum — 42,000 years after she died.
Lyuba, named after the wife of the reindeer herder who found her in Siberia, is the best preserved woolly mammoth ever discovered. She was so intact that some of her eyelashes remained and there were traces of her mother’s milk in her stomach.
Lyuba, which means “love” in Russian, was 2ft 9in tall. She was about a month old when she died, possibly by drowning in mud. She was found by Yuri Khundi on the Yamal Peninsula in 2007 as he searched for wood along the banks of a frozen river.


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