They find a perfectly well preserved woolly rhinoceros from the Ice Age


The melting of permafrost Siberian has brought to light a Rhino incredibly well preserved woolly, for iEven many of its internal organs remain almost intact.

According to the newspaper Siberian Times, the creature of the Ice Age It was revealed when permafrost thawed in the Yakutia region in the far north of Russia last August. The finding is not trivial, because It is believed to be the best preserved woolly rhinoceros found to date.

A young woolly rhino

The woolly rhinoceros was a young specimen, possibly three or four years, when he died sometime between 20,000 and 50,000 years ago.

Because the remains have been hidden and frozen for thousands of years, the corpse it is remarkably preserved and still includes part of its hazel hair, soft tissues, intestines, teeth, lumps of fat, and even its striking and striking horn. The horn was next to the body, a rarity for such discoveries.

“The young rhinoceros was living apart from his mother when he died, most likely by drowning. He [sexo] of the animal is still unknown. We are waiting for radiocarbon analyzes to define when it lived; the most probable date range is between 20,000 and 50,000 years, “Valery Plotnikov of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), who made the first description of the great discovery, told the Siberian Times.

Scientists hope that the ice roads in the Arctic region will be passable to take the animal to a laboratory for study throughout this month of January. 2021.

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