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US-USSR Cooperation Re: Mammoth #257397

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 1978
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(Studio) US-USSR cooperation on the mammoth noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Berkeley, California) Details of Siberian gold hunters' discovery of frozen baby woolly mammoth given; photos and drawings shown. Study of amazingly intact body at Soviet Academy of Sciences in Leningrad noted. Dr. Allen Wilson's request for some of the mammoth meat to study at biochemical labs in Berkeley, California, and Russians' compliance with request detailed. [U. of California spokesperson Ellen PRAGER - says tissue this old has never before been so well preserved so that it could be studied.] Plans for tests on mammoth remains outlined. [PRAGER - compares studies involving mammoths and modern elephants to those involving relationships of horses to zebras. Cites things to be studied.]
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Mudd, Roger;
Osgood, Charles

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