“This is the first time the head of an ancient wolf has been found whose soft tissue has been preserved after 40,000 years, a grown wolf.” –Albert Protopopov
A prehistoric severed head of a wolf was found along the banks of the Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia, Siberia. CNN reports a group of mammoth ivory hunters unearthed the incredibly rare find and discovered it had intact teeth and hair preserved by the permafrost.
Scientists are now working up a digital model of the brain and the interior of the skull for further study and team in Stockholm is analyzing the wolf’s DNA.
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