A well-preserved baby mammoth carcass has been unearthed in the permafrost of northwestern Canada, said to be the first near-complete mammoth carcass unearthed in North America.

  According to CNN local time on the 26th, miners at a gold mine in the Klondike, Yukon Territory, Canada found the mammoth carcass.

The local government issued a statement saying it was a female mammoth cub that may have died more than 30,000 years ago.

  The local aboriginal people named the mammoth "Nun cho ga" in their language, which means "big animal cub".

The researchers estimate that if the mammoth calf "grew into an adult", it would have reached a height of nearly 4 meters at the shoulder.

  Geomorphologist Dan Shuga, who participated in the excavation, posted on social media that the mammoth carcass was well preserved, with toenails, skin, fur, trunk and internal organs preserved.

  Mammoths first appeared in what is now Siberia, Russia, 700,000 years ago, and then gradually wandered into the northern part of Eurasia and the Americas.

About 4,000 years ago, the last mammoths went extinct.

(produced by Xu Miaoqiao)

Responsible editor: [Ji Xiang]