Friday, 14 June 2019

Ice Age wolf found perfectly preserved in Russian permafrost

Scientists said it was an adult, about 25 per cent bigger than today's wolves.Russian scientists have found the head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The wolf, which died 40,000 years ago, was discovered in the Russian Arctic region of Yakutia. It is so well preserved that its fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact. The animal belonged to an ancient subspecies of wolf that lived at the same time as the mammoths and became extinct alongside them.