In May 2007, a nearly perfectly preserved baby woolly mammoth appears on the shore of a remote Siberian river 10,000 years after her species became extinct. She is in amazing condition and unlike any other animal ever dug out of the frozen earth. Her name is Lyuba. She was one month old. And now, thanks to breakthrough science, she will yield the details of her life and be preserved for the ages.
National Geographic follows an international forensic investigation into her life and death, traveling from Siberia's Far North to sites across the globe. Interweaving cutting-edge science with Arctic adventure featuring a nomad, a daring mammoth hunter and a team of scientists, Waking the Baby Mammoth unlocks secrets of the Ice Age and unveils the latest innovations in woolly mammoth research.