'Nun cho ga,' the rare baby mammoth found in Yukon, heads to Ottawa

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After an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 years frozen in one spot, Nun cho ga is again on the move — this time, being carried across the country to Ottawa by a delegation of Indigenous elders.

Nun cho ga is the name that was given to the almost perfectly-preserved baby mammoth that was dug up by a miner in 2022 near Dawson City, Yukon.

The rare find made headlines around the world and excited local paleontologists as it was deemed to be the first whole baby mammoth to be found in North America, and the second in the world. 

The mammoth also inspired awe among some local Indigenous leaders, who

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