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Japan gets a chance to see an ancient mammoth

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 00:56

July 9 - A 39,000-year-old frozen woolly mammoth, which was found in Russia, arrives in Japan for a special exhibition. Tara Cleary reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE**~ Thirty-nine thousand years old and finally in the limelight. A frozen woolly mammoth named Yuka goes on display in Japan. The female was found in Russia and was 10 years old when she died. Scientists have made several unsuccessful attempts to revive the species. But mammoth expert Norihisa Inuzuka says Yuka should provide more information about these creatures. SOUNDBITE: Norihisa Inuzuka, mammoth expert, saying (Japanese): "With this, we can dig deeper into the reasons why species became extinct and apply the lessons learnt to the human race which might be facing its own dangers of extinction. I think it can help us learn to reflect more deeply about our own existence." The exhibition runs from July 13th to September 16th.

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Japan gets a chance to see an ancient mammoth

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 00:56