The remarkably well preserved frozen mammoth was discovered in Siberia as part of a BBC/Discovery Channel-funded expedition and is believed to be at least 10,000 years old, if not older. If further study confirms the preliminary findings, it would be the first mammoth carcass revealing signs of human interaction in the region.
Orphans No More: Elephant orphans form intense bonds with their caregivers and vice versa. "It's not for the wages," explains one veteran keeper. "The more you're with them, the more you satisfy yourself. You just love them." photo by Michael Nichols, nationalgeographic.com #Elephants #Michael_Nichols #nationalgeographic
A ranger inspects a 10-day-old baby elephant at Sarah Deu conservation response unit in Sampoiniet, Aceh Jaya, Indonesia on September 27, 2012. There are fewer than 3,000 Sumatran elephants remaining in the wild, a 50 percent drop since 1985. (Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/GettyImages). boston.com #Elephant #Indonesia #Chaideer_Mahyuddin