SIBERIA – A wooly mammoth has been spotted roaming the tundra of Siberia!
The beast was spotted trudging acrosst icy waters in a sighting that proves woolly mammoths are not extinct after all.
The animal – thought to have mostly died out roughly 4,000 years ago – was apparently filmed wading through a river in the freezing wilds of Siberia.
The jaw-dropping sighting was confirmed by multiple witnesses, including a government-employed engineer last summer in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia.
The elephant-sized creature struggled against the racing water, then headed for the witnesses, who ran fast – and far. But not before snatching some hair samples along the mammoths’s route.
Its hair matches samples recovered from mammoth remains regularly dug up from the permafrost in frozen Russia.
The witnesses were reportedly in the area surveying for a planned road.
Biologist Sandra Jangigian said: “Rumours of a handful of mammoths still kicking around in the vast wilderness of Siberia have been circulating for decades and occasionally sightings by locals have occurred. But this is a significant sighting that has been confirmed by mulitple sources.”
“Siberia is an enormous territory and much of it remains completely unexplored and untouched by humans. ”
Woolly mammoths roamed the Earth 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.
A small pocket remained on and around Wrangel Island, off the coast of Siberia, and these did not die out until 3,500 years ago.
Ms. Jangigian added: “It is highly possible that a number of species, extinct elsewhere, survive in the area.
“If surviving woolly mammoths were found in Siberia, it could run against Russia’s plans to further develop and exploit the area’s considerable resources.
“It would be potentially one of the greatest discoveries ever.”
This may be one of the greatest discoveries of all time.
26 thoughts on “WOOLY MAMMOTH SPOTTED IN RUSSIA!”
I see an elephant!
An elephant in Russia? I guess that might be just as unusual.
haha i see an elephant here too its same as if they make pictures of gorilla to be big foot story at # http://www.weird-strange-facts.com/bigfoot.html
Seriously? dudes, its a bear with a fish in its mouth!
Yeah I see it…big bear, big fish.
Great that the Mammoths have survived all of these years. I hope the UN sends scientists to study them.
Watch Woolly Mammoth Still Alive in Siberia Video 2012
not saying it's for real…but the head looks too big for the body for this to be a bear and WTF would an elephant be doing in northern Siberia? even if one escaped from a freaking circus or zoo it wouldn't survive in that climate for very long. just sayin
look at the size of the waves in the river – they are in proportion to a bear.
if that's a mammoth, then those waves in the river are pretty darn big…
i hate to be the bearer of bad news but thats a bear eating salmon
That's a big salmon.
If its a wolly mammoth then where are its tusks? A wolly mammoth has tusks that are beyond huge and curve up. From the picture you cant see them at all so it is definetly a bear with a fish.
This is a Siberian Mammoth. Her name is Natasha…oh…an Clifford Anthony Paiva on FACEBOOK has placed this to rest. A Russian Federation environmental resources engineer captured this video in November 2011. Reports of live mammoths in Russia’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia have been circulating for decades and occasionally sightings by locals have occurred. Now a video. Note the necessary 30 degree slanted back and long trunk. Severe contrasting reveal presence and curvature of the animal’s trunk. The singular reason folks have problems is the BELIEVE a pseudo-scientific model…that would be evolution of course…and they watch its support media…that would be Discovery and National Geographic…BOTH hardline evolutionary dogma bs…with a net result of SURPRISE!
I want it to be a Mammoth.
Its the Snuffalupagas from Sesame Street. He must really be lost.
All jaw dropping unseen animals are always filmed with the shittiest camera possible. What a coincidence.
OMG I wish I could find my own mammoth in Russia.
My brother has a fever and says he wants a mammoth as a pet!
I say no that is just wrong he is 11 years old.
i don't think it's a wooley mammontha it just looks like a bear
COME ON ITS A BEAR WITH A FISH!!!!!!!!!!!
That's one heck of a big fish in its mouth.
its a mammoth look at it o my god they survied
its a mammoth look at the truck omg they survied
Come on it is a mammoth I mean like look a bear doesn't have a long trunk like mammoths do
I prove it real