A mammoth monument in western Siberia, Russia. Melting permafrost has made it easier for locals to retrieve the remains of woolly mammoths and sell them on to China. Photo: Shutterstock

Woolly mammoths: the Ice Age prize making small fortunes on the Chinese market as Russian permafrost thaws

  • Prospectors in Russia dig up remains of extinct animals for trade worth an estimated US$50 million a year
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A mammoth monument in western Siberia, Russia. Melting permafrost has made it easier for locals to retrieve the remains of woolly mammoths and sell them on to China. Photo: Shutterstock
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