(ORDO NEWS) — The temperature of permafrost in the Arctic is extremely low, and this makes it difficult for microorganisms and bacteria to multiply.
Therefore, the remains of the cub did not succumb to decomposition for 30,000 years before they were discovered.
Here is a selection of the most famous “finds”.
In August 2010, a baby mammoth was discovered in Yakutia, who was named Yuka. A 1.8-meter baby woolly mammoth died at the age of 6 to 9 years. Death is dated at about 39,000 years ago.
Ural scientists, together with divers, discovered a lot of remains of prehistoric animals in the Kurgan “bone lens” of the Tobol River during an expedition on January 2-4, 2020.
In addition, bones of a mammoth, a woolly rhinoceros, an ancient tarpan horse and a saiga were found during the expedition.
In Siberia , the remains of a woolly rhinoceros were discovered in 2020 . The carcass of the animal is well preserved thanks to the permafrost.
The “find” had all the limbs, a small nasal horn and part of the internal organs. Presumably, the rhinoceros lived during the Ice Age.
In 2019, the remains of an ancient lemming were discovered on the banks of the Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia.
Scientists estimate that the mummies are over 40,000 years old. The internal organs of the animal were not preserved due to the fact that the animal “froze” in an extended state. The skeleton remained intact, with the exception of the hind limbs.
Another example is the remains of a frozen lark found in 2018 by Swedish scientists in Siberia . Initially, scientists took the bird for a modern individual. However, studies have shown that the animal is over 46,000 years old.
Two more “finds” were discovered in the Siberian Arctic in 2017 and 2018. It was assumed that the two lion cubs Sparta and Boris were brothers. However, research has shown that one is 28,000 years old and the other is 43,450 years old.
The remains of a baby Chasmosaurus were discovered in the Canadian province of Alberta in 2015 . The skeleton of the pangolin has been preserved in excellent condition, despite the fact that the animal is about 75 million years old.
Scientists were able to assemble the whole dinosaur, and now it can be seen at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia (USA).
Christie’s auction house sold a well-preserved three-meter-high Deinonychus dinosaur skeleton for $12.4 million.
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