Monday, 16 April 2012

Event: I Love Lyuba: Baby Mammoth of the Ice Age Exhibition (Updated)

If you know me or the style of the English Playground, you should know that I don't recommend too many events or exhibitions, but when I do recommend, it is a must-go or else you will regret. And this one, even if you have no idea what it is, you must still go and queue up for it.

IFC Mall packed with visitors
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Not only will you get to see this huge skeleton model of a 4-metre-9-tonne ancient male woolly mammoth and experience its majesty,

Earth-shakingly cool!
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but you can even get up close to almost touch it, walk below it, raise your head to look directly at its teeth and jaws,

Huge animal with few teeth
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 to get really close to its two powerful monstrous tusks!
Powerful tusks
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Then of course, the main focus of the exhibition, the one that everybody wants to get on film,

Front view of baby mammoth
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Back view of baby mammoth
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the most well-preserved specimen ever!!! Siberian female baby mammoth Lyuba!!!

Died 40,000 years ago at the age of one month, Lyuba gave scientists valuable information on the mammoth's diet and eating habits as its organs were completely intact

Right side is the main focus, ear bitten off 
by a dog after excavation
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Lyuba's left face
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At the size of a It is hard to believe that it will eventually turn into a 4 metre tall earth-shaker!!

Beautiful little baby mammoth, won't you agree? It came all the way to Hong Kong to see you,  would it be fair to her not to pay her a visit?

Lyuba still in the snow
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Frozen Lyuba in Japan
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Loads of educational materials such as interviews and photos for you to study after snapping loads of photos with Lyuba, and it's free!!!! What are you still waiting for????

Cousins of Lyuba -- Dima (Top left), Khroma (Right)
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Suggest everyone to go after dinner time, as by then, you won't need to push people or be pushed.

For more amazing readings on mammoths, please see read Woolly mammoth on Wikipedia (under the Resources section) and THE YUKAGIR MAMMOTH.

The preserved baby woolly mammoth named Dima
Image from Wikipedia

woolly mammoth -- see

Image from Wikipedia
majesty -- (n) [U] If something has majesty, it causes admiration and respect for its beauty
monstrous-- (adj) like a monster
tusk -- (n) [C] either of the two long pointed teeth which stick out from the mouth of some animals such as elephants
specimen -- (n) [C] something shown or examined as an example; a typical example
Siberian -- (adj) from Siberia
Image from Wikipedia

intact -- (adj) complete and in the original state /  not damaged
excavation -- (n)[C or U] removal of earth that is covering very old objects buried in the ground in order to discover things about the past
earth-shaker -- (n) sth that is so heavy that it shakes the ground when it moves

I Love Baby Lyuba @ IFC

Mammoth @ Wikipedia

Lyuba @ Wikipedia

Woolly mammoth @ Wikipedia