As the temperature of our planet melts into record-breaking heat, we can expect amazing things from the old past.
Like the head of this giant wolf, it has been preserved since the last ice age and was found in Siberia in 2018 under incredible conditions, an estimated 40,000 years after being trapped in a frozen desert.
Discovered by a local in 2018 on the banks of the Tirakhyakh River in the Sakha Russian Republic (also known as Yakutia). The opposite is true for scientists. Educated a long time ago.
Albert Protopov, an ophthalmologist at the Sakha Academy of Sciences, reported to the Siberian Times in 2019.
In the same region, a number of old cave lion cubs were discovered in 2015 and 2017, which represent another amazingly recovered animal: fur, feathers, skin tissue and even the brain tissue still appears to be intact.
Protopov, together with scientists from Sweden and Japan, examined the head, which is believed to come from a wolf between the ages of two and four.
His work included analyzing the DNA of ancient animals and using tomographic techniques to avoid looking aggressively into the skull.
According to Protopov, it is not uncommon to find wolf skulls in the melting Siberian permafrost, but they are rare on this massive, ancient hunter-like surface.
Together with the wolf, the scientists also examined a newly discovered cave lion cub that is considered female. Researchers believe that it died shortly after birth and was then preserved in ice.
Known as Spartacus, the Kaaba was in an incredibly irreplaceable state, which gave scientists an amazing opportunity to study these ancient specimens and learn more about them.