Researchers claim that in the Russian Arctic, remains of an ice-age bear that has been perfectly preserved, have been found by reindeer herders. The bear was revealed as a result of the melting of ice on Lyakhovsky Islands, north-eastern Russia.
This immaculately managed bear is estimated to have lived 22,000 to 39,500 years ago. Even the teeth and the nose of the bear are intact, and it’s believed to be a brownish bear. The North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk is set to conduct scientific research on the bear. It’s a university that’s popular for its research on ancient animals including woolly mammoths.
Dr. Lena Grigorieva is a researcher of paleontology researcher at the NEFU. As claimed by her, this is the first and only one of its kind with ‘soft tissues’ to be recovered. She further revealed that all the organs of the bear are positioned correctly and that it’s protected completely.
She also stated that earlier, only the skulls and bones of such creatures could be found. Therefore, this fantastic discovery is extremely important for the whole world.
As claimed by Dr, Grigorieva, this bear belongs to the family of brown bears which are currently found across Eurasia and North America. The university also informed that in order to determine the bear’s exact age, performing radiocarbon evaluation is necessary.
In recent years, we have been lucky to witness major discoveries of many prehistoric animals in the Russian region of Siberia. This includes mammoths, foal, cave-lion cubs, and woolly rhinos. So, if you are interested in the ice age, check out the pics above and share your thoughts in the comments.