29 exhibits of the Lazarev Mammoth Museum of the Applied Ecology Research Institute of the North of the North-Eastern Federal University form the basis for the paleotropical exhibition "The Mammoth" in Japan. The exhibition opened in June in Tokyo, the press service of the university reports.
According to the head of the NEFU laboratory-museum, Semyon Grigoriev, the exposition presented in Tokyo is the largest exhibition in the history of mammoth fauna: "We brought the frozen exhibits of the Mammoth Museum - this is the trunk of the Malolyakhovsky mammoth, a puppy of the Tumat dog, the skin of the Yunugen mammoth, the first find of a complete carcass of fossil birds - partridge chicks, a carcass of a foal, found last year in the Verkhoyansk district at the Batagaika station of the Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North.”
He noted that many of the exhibits were presented to the world community for the first time. “Trunk, foal, bison, partridge are shown for the first time in the world. Also exhibits of the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) have been brought to the exhibition. They prepared three skeletons of a mammoth, a woolly rhinoceros and a bison and two frozen artifacts - the head of the Yukagir mammoth and the carcass of the Yukaghir bison."
The exhibition is held at the Tokyo Miraikan Museum of Science and Innovation, which is located on a man-made island of Odaiba. “This is the largest such science museum in Japan, which is visited annually by millions of visitors, including many children and young people. The exhibition is organized by Fuji Television Network, Inc. In Tokyo, the exhibition will last until November. Then the unique paleontological exhibits from the permafrost of Yakutia will be displayed in the cities of Fukuoka, Osaka and Nagoya," summed up the researcher.