Only recently, an 11-year old boy stumbled upon the carcass of a wooly mammoth which died and became encased in the permafrost about 30,000 years ago in what is now the Taymyr peninsula in northern Russia.
The boy's family was quick in contacting scientists, and the latter soon arrived at the site.
Digging activities were carried out for about 5 days, and once they came to an end the mammoth was transported to the city of Dudinka.
was a male, and it is believed that it was 15-16 years old when it died.
Apparently, such a well preserved mammoth hadn't been found since about 100 years ago. Because of this, some now wonder whether or not this discovery might bring the idea of cloning a mammoth back to the table.