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Woolly mammoth coming to Royal B.C. Museum

Lyuba, on loan from a Russian museum, is the world’s most complete mammoth. - Royal B.C. Museum
Lyuba, on loan from a Russian museum, is the world’s most complete mammoth.
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A 40,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth, the best-preserved specimen in existence, will take centre stage when the Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age feature exhibition opens June 3 at the Royal B.C. Museum.

Lyuba (pronounced Lee-OO-bah) is the world’s most complete mammoth. Her remarkable discovery in the frozen soil of the Arctic in 2007 by a Siberian reindeer herder made immediate international headlines.

This will be the first opportunity to the see the baby mammoth in Canada. Lyuba is on loan from the Shemanovskiy Yamal-Nenets District Museum and Exhibition Complex in northern Siberia, Russia.

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