The skeleton was found 27 meters (89 feet) below ground, he said. The mammoth was more than 4 meters (13 feet) high, 5 meters (16 feet) long and weighed more than 10 tons.
“It is very well-preserved with only slight damage to the skull and the tusks,” Korac told the AP. “There have been practically no major tectonic disruptions here for at least a million years.”
Korac said the mammoth was a so-called southern mammoth, or mammuthus meridionalis, originating from northern Africa. Experts will continue research to find out more about the environment it lived in.