A frozen cave lion cub is 28,000 years old

A frozen cave lion cub is 28,000 years old

An incredibly well-preserved cave lion cub has been found in the frigid underground in Siberia (Reuters) / Valery Plotnikov

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Russian scientists said that puppy Cave Lion Incredibly well preserved lived and found deep in the permafrost of Siberia 28 thousand years ago It may even contain traces of breast milk.

A cub named Sparta was found along the Semyuelyakh River in Russia’s Yakutia region in 2018, and a second cave lion cub called Boris was found a year earlier, according to a study published in the scientific journal Quaternary.

Puppies are found 15 meters apart, but not only are they of different births, they were also born thousands of years apart – Boris lived about 43,448 years ago, according to the study.

The chicks, which are one to two months old, were found by mammoth tusk collectors. Two other cave lion cubs named Oyan and Dina have also been discovered in the area in recent years.

Cave lions became extinct thousands of years ago.

Valery Plotnikov, one of the study’s authors, said: Reuters In the regional capital of Yakutsk, Sparta is well preserved and still has hair, internal organs and a skeleton. “The find in itself is unique, there has never been such a discovery in Yakutia.”

“Maybe, we hope, some of the decaying bits of breast milk (still intact). Because if we had that, we could figure out your mom’s diet.”

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