Mammoth task sees light of day

The skull and tusks of a woolly mammoth at an exhibition at the Natural Monument Centre in Daejeon, south of Seoul, yesterday. Korean- Japanese Park Hee Won, director of a paleontology museum in the Japanese prefecture of Nagano, donated the specimen
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The skull and tusks of a woolly mammoth at an exhibition at the Natural Monument Centre in Daejeon, south of Seoul, on Monday (Oct 24). Korean-Japanese Park Hee Won, director of a paleontology museum in the Japanese prefecture of Nagano, donated the specimen of the extinct mammal to his motherland last November. He excavated it from permafrost in the Russian maritime province of Siberia at his own expense.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2016, with the headline 'Mammoth task sees light of day'. Print Edition | Subscribe