From Dutch news agency ANP:
Orvelte, 25 September. The Nederlandse Gasunie, while working in Orvelte (Drenthe province) near the Oranjekanaal has discovered special mammoth remains. The company said that this Friday. It is about two molars and one tusk, belonging to one or more mammoths and a woolly rhinoceros‘ forearm bone.
The bones are 41,000 years old. According to mammoth researcher Anton Verhagen this discovery is really special. ,,Most bones in the Netherlands have been found by fishermen in the North Sea or during dredging. That means that the exact places where the fossils used to be remain unknown.”
This mammoth was probably found in the environment where it had lived. In this way, scientists may learn more about life then.
ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2009) — Europe’s southern-most skeletal remains of Mammuthus primigenius were unearthed in a moor on the 37°N latitude [in Spain]. This is considerably south of the inhospitable habitat than one usually imagines for mammoths, and for the characteristically dry and cold climate that prevailed during the ice ages in the north of Eurasia: here. And here.
Studies of recreated mammoth haemoglobin, published today (Monday 3 May 2010) in Nature Genetics, reveal special evolutionary adaptations that allowed the mammoth to cool its extremities down in harsh Arctic conditions to minimise heat loss: here.
Did the ancient Egyptians know of pygmy mammoths? Well, there is that tomb painting: here.