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万花筒 2008-04-17&-4-18 发现猛犸象!

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At just a few months old, she’s attracting an awful lot of interest. Lyuba, the baby mammoth1 is the best-preserved prehistoric2 animal ever found. She might just be a baby, experts reckoned she drowned at the tender age of three or four months, but she’s been around a while. It's thought she died 37,000 years ago. The discovery last year in Siberia's caused a huge amount of excitement for scientists who hope she holds the key to building a genetic3 map of extinct animals. All her internal organs have been well preserved and using specialist equipment, they’ve been able to see right inside- heart, liver, veins4 and all.

 The president of the International Mammoth Committee, yes, there is one, knows this find is something special. “This Lyuba discovery is something unique that never happened before. And a lot of specialists, a lot of scientists want to participate in this program, and would like to be more involved in this program.”

 As a result, she’s guarded no worse than a royal and kept in a special container at sub-zero temperatures. It’s unlikely we'll be seeing mammoths like this walking around in the near future, but it could lead to some extinct animals being reproduced. Lyuba was named after the wife of a Russian hunter who made the discovery. But if you want to see her, you may have to pack those thermal thermals, she’s going on display in Salekhard in the Arctic Yamalo-Nenetsk region where she was found


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1 mammoth u2wy8     
n.长毛象;adj.长毛象似的,巨大的
参考例句:
  • You can only undertake mammoth changes if the finances are there.资金到位的情况下方可进行重大变革。
  • Building the new railroad will be a mammoth job.修建那条新铁路将是一项巨大工程。
2 prehistoric sPVxQ     
adj.(有记载的)历史以前的,史前的,古老的
参考例句:
  • They have found prehistoric remains.他们发现了史前遗迹。
  • It was rather like an exhibition of prehistoric electronic equipment.这儿倒像是在展览古老的电子设备。
3 genetic PgIxp     
adj.遗传的,遗传学的
参考例句:
  • It's very difficult to treat genetic diseases.遗传性疾病治疗起来很困难。
  • Each daughter cell can receive a full complement of the genetic information.每个子细胞可以收到遗传信息的一个完全补偿物。
4 veins 65827206226d9e2d78ea2bfe697c6329     
n.纹理;矿脉( vein的名词复数 );静脉;叶脉;纹理
参考例句:
  • The blood flows from the capillaries back into the veins. 血从毛细血管流回静脉。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I felt a pleasant glow in all my veins from the wine. 喝过酒后我浑身的血都热烘烘的,感到很舒服。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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