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Woolly rhinoceros recovered from Ice Age in Russia


#MoscowA well-preserved #Ice #Age woolly rhinoceros with many of its internal organs still intact has been recovered from the permafrost of the far north of #Russia#Russian media reported on #Wednesday.

The body was revealed by a melt in #Yakitia’s permafrost in #August, media reported. #Scientists hope the ice roads in the #Arctic will become passable to take it to a laboratory for study in #January.

#It is one of the best-preserved specimens from the #Ice #Age that have been found to date. The corpse has most of the soft tissues still intact, including part of the intestines, thick hair, and a lump of fat. #His horn was next to the body.

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#Significant discoveries of mammoths, woolly rhinos, #Ice #Age foals and cave lion cubs have been made in recent years as permafrost increasingly melts across large areas of #Siberia due to global warming.

#Valery #Plotnikov, a paleontologist with the regional unit of the #Russian #Academy of #Sciences, said the rhinoceros was probably 3 to 4 years old when it died, according to #Yakutia 24 TV.

#Plotnikov said the young rhino probably drowned.

#Scientists have said that the corpse is between 20,000 and 50,000 years old. #More accurate dating will be possible once it reaches a laboratory for radiocarbon studies.

The carcass was found on the bank of the #Tirekhtyakh #River in #Abyisk district, near an area where another young woolly rhino was recovered in 2014. #Researchers reported that the specimen, which they named #Sasha, was 34,000 years old.



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