Category: Science / October 5, 2012 11:26 AM EDT
Well preserved remains of a mammoth that died about 30,000 years ago were discovered by a boy near a remote weather station about 3,000 kilometers north east of Moscow, Russia.
The 11 year old boy discovered the remains while he was walking his dogs. The boy alerted his parents of the discovery, who in turn told scientists from their local weather station. Scientists used axes, picks, shovels as well as a steamer to unearth the remains.
The remains included not just bones, but also pieces of skin, tissue, fat and internal organs. Scientists think the discovery can help to find the answer to the question of why mammoths were hunchback. The mammoth, which was 15-16 years old when he died, was named after the boy who discovered him- Zhenya.