Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:10PM
The mammoth was of the species Mammuthus Columbi, which has been found across North and Central America.
The mammoth was of the species Mammuthus Columbi, which has been found across North and Central America.

Mexican archaeologists have stepped up preservation work on the remains of a 14,000-year-old mammoth that they believe could help get more information on primitive humans.

The skeleton of the mammoth was found in 2016 during piping work in south of the country. Since then, experts have been working to keep its fossilized bones in the best situation.

Initial inquiries suggest that the mammal was about 3.5 meters high and 5 meters long. It is estimated to have weighed 5 metric tons.

Experts are trying to keep the remains of the mammoth in good condition to assemble it and put it on display.