Residents of Kaliningrad liked the baby mammoth from Yamal. Now they have their own Lyuba
14:02 22 декабря 2018
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The precise copy-moulage of the baby mammoth Lyuba was delivered to Kaliningrad. It will become a part of the exposition in the Museum of the World Ocean. A sculptor-restorer from Saint Petersburg Vladimir Suchok made such present. Lyuba will be exhibited already in January of 2019.
The press secretary of the Museum of the World Ocean Inessa Zaykovskaya told a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” that in 2014 the original of the baby mammoth Lyuba had been demonstrated in the museum, the exhibition was very successful. After that the museum was interested in the subject. It turned to be that on the territory of Kaliningrad Oblast there were interesting finds referring to mammoth fauna, for example, a mammoth’s teeth. When the material on this topic appeared in the funds, the specialists decided to order the baby mammoth’s copy, in order to tell the interesting story. Lyuba’s clone was ordered in Saint Petersburg. According to Inessa Zaykovskaya, the museum paid for the right to use of the brand.
“The Museum of the World Ocean became the Russia’s third owner of the copy-moulage of the baby mammoth Lyuba”, as the press secretary of the museum noted.
The copy was made during two months. The sculptor made it already in 2009 according to the order of the film group of National Geographic. After that the copy was used for the exhibition “Mammoths and Mastodons” organized by the Field Museum in Chicago and in different Russian museums.
The baby mammoth Lyuba is an exhibit of the Museum and Exhibition complex of Ivan Shemanovskiy in Salekhard. The animal has a well preserved trunk, eyes, even remnants of hair on the body. Its size is 90 centimeters in height and about 130 centimeters in length, Lyuba weighs about 50 kilograms.
As we should remind, the perfectly preserved baby mammoth was found in May of 2007 on the bank of the Yuribey River by a reindeer herder Yuri Khudi. He named her Lyuba in honor of his wife.
The baby mammoth died at the age of one month about 42 thousand years ago, but by state of preservation it exceeds all previously discovered mammoth remnants.