For the first time, remains of the corpse preserved by the cold of a puppy of cave bear They have been found in the Siberian region of Yakutia, raising the hope of being able to obtain their DNA.
“Today, this is the first and only find of its kind: a cave bear carcass complete with soft tissue. It is fully preserved, with all internal organs in place, including the nose. Previously, only skulls and bones were found. This finding is of great importance to the whole world, “scientist Lena Grigorieva, one of Russia’s leading experts on extinct species from the Ice Age, said in a statement.
The remains were found by pastors The reindeer and remains will be analyzed by scientists at the Northeast Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk, which is at the forefront of research on woolly mammoths and extinct rhinos.
The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is a prehistoric species or subspecies that lived in Eurasia in the Middle and Late Pleistocene and it became extinct about 15,000 years ago. According to preliminary suggestions, the recovered bear can live in the Karginsky interglacial (this was the period between 22,000 and 39,500 years).
“You need to do a radiocarbon analysis to determine the precise age of the bear,” said lead researcher Maxim Cheprasov of the Mammoth Museum laboratory in Yakutsk.
A scientific program will be prepared for your comprehensive study. We will have to study the carcass of a bear using all modern scientific research methods: molecular, cellular, microbiological and other genetics.