Preserved woolly rhino unearthed in Russian Arctic



Related finds in Russia’s huge Siberian area have occurred with growing regularity as local weather change, which is warming the Arctic at a sooner tempo than the remainder of the world, has thawed the bottom in some areas lengthy locked in permafrost.

The rhino was discovered at a river in August full with all its limbs, a few of its organs, its tusk — a rarity for such finds — and even its wool, scientist Valery Plotnikov was quoted as saying by Yakutia 24, a neighborhood media outlet.

Plotnikov mentioned the woolly rhino could have lived within the late Pleistocene period, which ended 11,700 years in the past.

The beast appeared to make use of its tusk to assemble meals, judging by the erosion marks discovered on it, the scientist mentioned.


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