Nun cho ga
Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) at
Eureka Creek Mine in Canada

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Nun cho ga  dead elephant

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Taxidermy locationYukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Yukon, Canada



Species:Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Characteristics: entire mummyfied body
Born:* between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago. wild
Birth place: in North America unspecified forest
Dead: between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago.
Death location: Eureka Creek Mine
Death reason: accident: got stuck in the mud.
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Eureka Creek Mine, in Canada

Date of arrival

Eureka Creek Mine
from North America unspecified forest

Record history
History of updates2022-06-26

Latest document update2022-06-25 10:44:28
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† Nun cho ga is a dead fossil Female ♀ Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), , who died at Eureka Creek Mine, in Canada, . Official death reason described as got stuck in the mud..

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, in Yukon, Canada, since 2022-06-21.


Nun cho ga was born wild at North America unspecified forest.

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After Nun cho ga was recovered from the mining site, she was brought to a nearby location where a ceremony took place.

Led by Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in elders, about 15 or 16 people — Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in members, scientists, miners and politicians — gathered in a circle and prayed as Nun cho ga was revealed from the tarp in which she had been wrapped.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Nun cho ga, Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) located at Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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