Part of the mammoth skeleton
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Mammoth skeleton discovered near Paris

7 November 2012 Last updated at 21:25 GMT

French archaeologists from the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research say that they have discovered a rare, near complete skeleton of a mammoth in Changis-sur-Marne northeast Paris.

It is thought to be that of an adult woolly mammoth, a species which died out around 10,000 years ago.

Dianne Bissoon reports.