Scientists discovered the extraordinary hazel-colored, youthful extinct woolly rhinoceros with its teeth in Siberia, Russia – there could be up to 50000 be years old

The frozen carcass of an extinct woolly rhinoceros was found in an Ice Age necropolis in Siberia

The extraordinary carcass is 80 percent intact and is aged between 20000 and 50Estimated 000 years ago, although its age has yet to be confirmed

Scientists discovered the hazel-colored cub with its teeth near the site where the world’s only woolly rhinoceros named Sasha was excavated in 2014

Two extinct cave lion cubs were found last year in the Abyisky district of Yakutia near a tributary of the remote Tirekhtyakh River

The scientist Dr Albert Protopopov said: “According to preliminary estimates, the rhinoceros is three or four years old and a very young individual

“Among other things, part of the internal organs is preserved, which will make it possible in the future to study more closely how the species ate and lived”

The gender of the Pleistocene creature – preserved in the Siberian permafrost – has not yet been disclosed

The nearby baby rhino, Sasha, used to be 34Dated 000 years, but the new one could be between 20000 and 50To be 000 years old

“The Abyisky rhinoceros can already be described as the only one of its kind in the world,” he said

“In the past, not even the bones of people of this age were found, not to mention the animal carcasses that were preserved

The find is kept in a glacier until it is moved to Yakutsk, where the animal is presented to the scientific community

Dr Valery Plotnikov, a researcher at the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), said the age of the new find is between 20000 and 50000 years

The local entrepreneur Pavel Yefimov, who was behind the discovery, presents the animal to the Academy of Sciences

Sasha – seven months old when it died – had strawberry blonde curls

This coloring means that the creature had a distinctly different appearance than the slate-gray rhinos of Africa

But Sasha’s discovery, which shows the stub of two horns, also suggested that the species was significantly larger than today’s rhinoceros

Dr Plotnikov said of Sasha: “We learned that woolly rhinos were covered with very thick hair

“After the thick fur with the undercoat, we can now conclude that the rhinos were completely adapted to the cold climate at a young age”


World News – GB – Frozen carcass of extinct rhinos in the Ice Age necropolis with hair intact