The ice melt in the northern Siberia is causing a graveyard of sorts to surface, as per a new report. The graveyard holds the remains of animals from the prehistoric times such as woolly rhino, cave lion, etc. in frozen state.
It is the best-preserved woolly rhino ever found
In the past few years, local people and scientists belonging to the Russian Republic of Yakutia have come across the ancient remains of a couple of cave lion babies, a bison, a horse, a young woolly rhinoceros and the most well-preserved woolly mammoth ever discovered till date. The sheet of ice keeps on melting as temperatures rise worldwide. In the coming years, we are surely going to find more such carcasses. The locals have now found another member of the woolly rhinos. The place of discovery is where the one and only young woolly rhino in the entire world was reported to be found.
As against the first carcass, the new one is well up to 80% preserved. Frozen in the ice for several thousands years, the baby rhino is in a really good shape. It still possesses its thick, rosy earthy colored hair, the entirety of its appendages, and the greater part of its inward organs, including its digestion tracts. It is the most well-preserved member of its species discovered in Siberia and probably around the world.
“The baby rhino had an age in the range of 3-4 years and lived independently from its mom when it kicked the bucket, most probably by suffocating,” scientist Valery Plotnikov from the Russian Academy of Sciences. He made the main portrayal of the find, revealed to The Siberian Times. The sex of the young rhino is at this point unclear. They are awaiting the radiocarbon investigations to find out the period when it was alive. The most probable scope of dates lies somewhere around 20,000 and 50,000 years back.