Beautifully preserved body
Lyuba (pronounced Looba) was found buried in frozen mud by reindeer herder Yuri Khudi and his sons who were searching for wood. Lyuba is the Russian word for love.
The infant mammoth you will see on display in our exhibition has lost her tail, much of her woolly undercoat and hair and her trunk has shrunk, but most of her body remains intact. Our scientists are very excited by having her in the exhibitionl.
Don't miss the rare opportunity to see this amazing creature in the exhibition.
Lyuba is a protected cultural object on loan from the Shemanovsky Museum – Exhibition Complex in Salekhard, Russia.