Field Museum's Mammoth is Moving

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    TK
    National Geography, Sun-Times
    Lyuba, the best preserved baby mammoth ever found, has been on display in the exhibit "Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age" at the Field Museum since March.

    A 42,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth that has been on display at Chicago's Field Museum since spring is getting ready to make her way to New Jersey.

    The mammoth calf, named Lyuba, is the best preserved and most complete mammoth specimen known, scientists siad.  She made her United States debut in Chicago in March. 

    "She is amazingly intact," Tom Swerski, the Field's project manager for the exhibit, said last fall.

    Monday was Lyuba's last day on display at the Field Museum.

    She's now headed to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J., as part of a tour that will take her to Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Missouri.

    A reindeer herder in northern Siberia's remote Yamal-Nenets autonomous region found Lyuba in 2007. The 45-inch long, 92-pound mammoth is named for his wife.