The Zoological Museum in Copenhagen dedicates a major exhibition to the mammoth, a giant species with long, curved tusks that roamed the earth up until 4,500 years ago.
The skeletons of a mammoth family from Sevsk in Russia form the core of the exhibition which also includes the remains of the Caucasus rhinoceros, the cave bear, the steppe bison and other prehistoric animals.
Highlights include the mummified baby mammoth Dima which was frozen under Siberian ice for 40,000 years until its discovery in 1977; hair from a woolly mammoth dating back 9,000 years; and the giant steppe mammoth – one of the largest elephants that has ever existed.
In addition to the palaeontological skeletons and fossils on display the exhibition features Russian photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva's unique photos of the modern mammoth hunters in the impassable and rough wastelands of Siberia.
10.00-17.00. Mon closed.
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Mammoths - Giants from Russia
The Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum, Universitetsparken 15