Mammoth Calf Lyuba


Emma Groeneveld
published on 08 January 2018

Remains of the woolly mammoth calf nicknamed 'Lyuba' (Russian for 'love') discovered in the Yamal peninsula in Russia in 2007. Lyuba - a female - was only about a month old at the time of her death, c. 42,000 years ago. She is the most complete mammoth specimen ever found to date. Normally residing at the Shemanovskiy Museum and Exhibition Center in Russia, Lyuba was on loan at the Australian Museum in Sydney in December 2017 when (and where) this photo was taken.

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About the Author

Emma Groeneveld
Emma has studied History; Ancient History. During her Master's she focused on Herodotus as well as the juicy politics of ancient courts, but more recently she has been immersing herself in everything prehistoric.

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