The workers stopped their excavation work and began digging with hand shovels, managing to find other remains, including the second tusk, the tibia, ribs, and fragments of the animal's teeth and jaw. The mammoth was said to have been buried approximately three meters underground.
The oil company soon informed local experts about the find, with paleontology museum coordinator Anton Resviy arriving at the scene shortly after. Resviy estimated that the remains are at least 10,000 years old, and that the remains belong to a female who was approximately 30-40 years of age when she died.
The Khanty-Mansi region of Russia is rich in mammoth finds. The collection of the Museum of Nature and Man in Khanty-Mansiisk includes a mammoth vertebrae smashed by an ancient human-made weapon, serving as rare proof that people in Asia hunted the giants.