An 11-year-old boy from Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region found unique remains of a mammoth that died about 30,000 years ago. The boy, Yevgeny Salinder, made his priceless finding at Sopochnaya Karga, three kilometers from Sopkarga polar weather station in Taimyr.
The boy, who lives with his family in the area of the meteorological station, told his parents of his finding. The parents shared the story with employees of the station. Soon afterwards, scientists started conducting excavation works.
The mammoth was named Zhenya, which is Yevgeny for short. Officially, the found animal will be called Sopkarginsky Mammoth.
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