One significant find occurred in 2013 when the well-preserved remains of a woolly mammoth were found on an island off the Sakha Republic’s Arctic coast. Interestingly, its skin was in such remarkably good condition that scientists were able to take a complete DNA sample.
So finding animal remains that are tens of thousands of years old is an important and exciting job in this part of the world. What Androsov would find this time around, though, would be something truly special.
Still, his remarkable discovery was only made possible by Mother Nature, who in 2015 decided to flood areas along the Uyandina River. This caused cracks in the permafrost and thus the uncovering of whatever it had been preserving.