Woolly mammoths were hunted to extinction beginning some 10,000 years ago by humans. The last known surviving mammoths in Eurasia and north America started dying out towards the end of the last ice age. Scientists believe 1700 B.C. was the last time any human could have ever seen one. However, this new footage from Siberia is putting that theory into question. If this footage is real, could it be possible that there are surviving populations in Siberia? Here's the video description:
REAL Woolly MAMMOTH (Mammuthus primigenius) sighting (Yakutsk city, Sakha Republic, Siberia 1943).
After the conclusion of the WW2 Battle of Stalingrad, Nazi Party member and official photographer for the NSDAP, Holger Hildebrand, was captured by the Red Army at the Battle of Stalingrad. He and thousands of other Wehrmacht soldiers were later sent on a death march towards Siberia; this mammoth footage is understood to have been taken during that journey. (Hildebrand is believed to have died a prisoner of war at a Soviet forced labor camp in late 1945. His Granddaughter later came into possession of the footage when his belongings were repatriated to Germany from Russia decades after his death.)