Melting Parafrost on Lyakhovsky Island unearthed “great significance for the entire world”, scientists at the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk said.
“This is the first and only discovery of its kind – an entire bear carcass with soft tissues,” researcher Leena Grigorieva said in a statement.
The ancient bear, estimated to be between 22,000 and 39,500 years old, was found to be in mint condition, with even its nose and teeth intact.
“It is fully protected, with all internal organs in place” Grigorieva said. “This discovery is very important for the whole world.”
Previously, scientists were only able to uncover the bones of extinct cave bears 15000 years ago.
“Radiocarbon analysis is necessary to determine the exact age of the bear,” said Maxim Cheprasov, a senior researcher at the Mammath Museum Laboratory in Yakutsk.
Scientists have yet to be able to visit the remote site of discovery located on the New Siberian Archipelago archipelago, which lies between the Lappev Sea and the East Siberian Sea.
As permafrost melts over vast areas of Russia’s Siberia, several major discoveries have occurred in recent years, including mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, ice age falls, numerous puppies, and Kew Lion cubs.
With post wires