Valery Plotnikov, a palaeontologist at the Yakutia Academy of Sciences, stands near collected tusks in his laboratory on November 28, 2018. Photo: AFP Valery Plotnikov, a palaeontologist at the Yakutia Academy of Sciences, stands near collected tusks in his laboratory on November 28, 2018. Photo: AFP
Valery Plotnikov, a palaeontologist at the Yakutia Academy of Sciences, stands near collected tusks in his laboratory on November 28, 2018. Photo: AFP
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Chinese demand for prehistoric tusks fuels ‘mammoth rush’ in Siberia

  • Russian authorities estimate 500,000 tonnes of ‘ice ivory’ are buried in Siberian permafrost, attracting buyers from China

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Valery Plotnikov, a palaeontologist at the Yakutia Academy of Sciences, stands near collected tusks in his laboratory on November 28, 2018. Photo: AFP Valery Plotnikov, a palaeontologist at the Yakutia Academy of Sciences, stands near collected tusks in his laboratory on November 28, 2018. Photo: AFP
Valery Plotnikov, a palaeontologist at the Yakutia Academy of Sciences, stands near collected tusks in his laboratory on November 28, 2018. Photo: AFP
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