The fully preserved remains of a prehistoric cave bear have been discovered by a herd of reindeer on a remote island in the Russian Arctic.
Ice Age cave bears were found melting the memafost on the Lyshovsky Islands largest Bolshoi island of Liyakovsky, which is part of the New Siberian Archipelago archipelago from northern Russia. Even the nose and teeth of the bear are intact.
Scientists at Northeastern Federal University in Yakutsk are studying the corpse on a Siberian Times report. Preliminary analysis suggests that the bear is 22,000 and 39,500 years old.
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Previously, scientists were able to discover the bones of cave bears that had been extinct only 15,000 years earlier.
Scientists at Northeastern Federal University formulated this discovery as a basis. In a statement released by the university, researcher Leena Grigorieva emphasized that “this is the first and only discovery of its kind – an entire bear carcass with soft tissues.”
More research will be done on the remains of bears.
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According to the university, a cave bear’s preserved carcass has also been discovered on Yakutia on the Russian mainland. Scientists hope to obtain DNA from the remains.
Their secrets continue to be uncovered in remote areas of Russia. Earlier this year, for example, scientists revealed that a frozen bird found in Siberian permafrost is a 46,000-year-old lark.
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Woolen mammoths and other prehistoric remains such as woolly rhinoceroses and cave lion cubs have also been carved into the Siberian permafrost on several occasions.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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