Scientists studying two mummified baby woolly mammoths found in the Siberian Arctic have announced new details about the animals’ short lives – and gruesome deaths.
Researchers at the University of Michigan believe that both of the 40,000-year-old babies, nicknamed Lyuba and Khroma, suffocated in mud – Lyuba after falling through lake ice, Khroma after tumbling into a river. Through a dental analysis on both Ice Age animals, researchers also learned that Lyuba was likely one month old when she died. Khroma was about two months old.
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