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Baby mammoth goes on display at History Museum

Baby mammoth goes on display at History Museum
21 May 2014

London is home to some of the most famous and historic museums in the world - and one of these has just unveiled a new artefact that is sure to attract plenty of visitors.

A perfectly preserved baby mammoth, which experts say died 42,000 years ago, has gone on show at the Natural History Museum.

The specimen, which was discovered in 2007, measures 130 cm tall and weighs 50 kg.

It has now gone on display in one of London's most popular attractions and seems certain to attract even more tourists in the weeks ahead.

"To see a 3-D mammoth in the flesh is absolutely extraordinary," Professor Adrian Lister said.

"To be eyeball to eyeball with a creature from the Ice Age, which is so perfectly preserved and lifelike, looking like she is lying down and might walk away at any minute, is really moving."

He added that he has to often pinch himself to believe the sight that is before his eyes.ADNFCR-408-ID-801722223-ADNFCR

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