Ice Age Woolly Rhino Unearthed in Russian Arctic


A well-preserved ice-age woolly rhinoceros was unearthed by locals in eastern Siberia. The carcass had most of its soft tissue still intact, which includes intestines, thick hair, the horn and a lump of fat. According to the scientists, the rhinoceros was likely to be three to four years old when it died, probably from drowning. It must have lived in the late Pleistocene era, between 25,80,000 and 11,700 years ago. The rhinoceros is being considered as the best-preserved animal ever found in the region. Scientists are waiting for some ice roads in the Arctic region to become passable so that they can deliver the rhinoceros to a laboratory for further study where scientists will carry out radiocarbon analyses. In recent years, the unearthing of fossils has become more frequent due to global warming, which has resulted in loss of glacier ice.  

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