A female woolly mammoth, which was found frozen in Russia in May, has gone on display in an exhibition hall in Tokyo.
The 39,000-year-old mammoth will be on display at the hall in Yokohama in the south of the Japanese city from 13 July until September 16.
Visitors and tourists will be able to come and view the extinct creature that was discovered in an ice tomb in the New Siberian Islands, or Novosibirsk Islands, earlier this year.
Parts of the carcass are especially well preserved because they remained entirely frozen for thousands of years.
This means that the shape of the mammoth is intact, including its hair – which gave the mammoth its woolly name.
However, the upper torso and two legs, which were found in the soil rather than the ice, were gnawed by prehistoric and modern predators and almost did not survive.
Visitors to the hall will also be able to clearly see the mammoth’s snout, legs and torso.
The scientists who found the mammoth in May were also able to extract a blood sample from the beast.
It was the first ever well-preserved sample of blood from a woolly mammoth and could be used to recreate the extinct species.
The blood was sealed inside ice beneath the carcass of a female mammoth.
Preserved muscle tissue was also found from the creature, aged between 50 and 60 when she died, according to the Russian team who made the discovery on islands off the northern coast of Siberia.
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