Researchers Say They Found a 40,000 Year Old Ice Age Wolf

Russian and Japanese scientists have unveiled the first intact adult head of an Ice Age wolf species, which was preserved in permafrost for 40,000 years. Still covered in thick fur and sporting a vicious-set of fangs, the 40-centimeter head was made public at a woolly mammoth exhibition in Tokyo last week. The head was found on the Tirekhtyakh River by locals hunting for mammoth tusks in the remote Siberian region of Yakutia last year. Well-preserved infant cave lions have been previously discovered nearby. 

Photo: Albert Protopopov

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