Perfectly Preserved Head Of Ice Age Wolf Found In Siberia (Article)

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    The head of an Ice Age wolf, at the Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia, Russia, June 10, 2019. Experts believe the wolf roamed the earth about 40,000 years ago, but thanks to Siberia's frozen permafrost its brain, fur, tissues and even its tongue have been perfectly preserved, as scientific investigations are underway after it was found in August 2018. (Valery Plotnikov/Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia via AP)



    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.

    The head of a wolf, which died 40,000 years ago, was discovered in the Russian Arctic region of Yakutia.

    Valery Plotnikov, a top researcher at the local branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said the animal belonged to an ancient subspecies of wolf that lived at the same time as the mammoths and became extinct alongside them. Scientists said it was an adult, about 25% bigger than today’s wolves, but did not say whether it was male or female.

    Plotnikov called the discovery unique because scientists previously only had found wolf skulls without tissues or fur, while this head has ears, a tongue and a perfectly preserved brain.

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    Wow!!! That is awesome!
     
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    I hope they learn a lot out of this discovery.
    Not to derail but on the same site there is a discussion about the ice seal die off happening at an alarming rate . Did you see that ?
     
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    They know exactly what's causing the seal die-off (also whales, etc.). But none of the experts will say it because they will lose their jobs.

    Fukushima.

    They've been pumping hundreds of tons of contaminated water into the Pacific every day since March 2011. There is no end in sight, either.
     
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    I agree with you , I just wanted some one else to make the connection.
     
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    That is amazing!
     
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    I wonder where the rest of the wolf is .............. Someone cut his head off 40,000 years ago?

    that raises questions

    :4:
     
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    Interesting it is just the head and so well preserved. Would be interesting to know the back story on what actually happened that day. :33:
     
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    I thought the same thing.

    Kinda looks like a bear to me. Would call it perfectly preserved either, but well and maybe very well preserved.
     
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    When 40,000 you become, this good you will not look!
     
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    I hope not. Because when they dig me up I'm gonna be pissed!
     
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    In 40,000 years your body will be dust bro.................and hopefully in a better place will be the rest of you
     
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    That’s a story I’ll be following.
     
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