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Wolf Cub
Animal Mummy
Wolfcub
Biographical Information
Clas Unknown
Species wolf
Age 8 weeks
Sex
Length
Source
Culture Unknown
Date(s) 50 - 80,000 ya
Site
Current Location
Location Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre in Whitehorse.
Catalog # Unknown

In July 2016, Miners discovered a mummified wolf cub in the permafrost while searching for gold in the Yukon Territory, Canada. Its fur, skin, and muscle were almost perfectly preserved.

Mummification

Naturally mummified in a layer of permafrost.

Pathology

It is believed that the wolf pup died when it was about eight weeks old. 

Studies

Carbon dating suggests it lived over 50,000 years ago.

Scientists now intend to carry out genetic testing to learn more about the animals of the ice age. The wolf pup is among the oldest specimens with soft tissue unearthed in Canada.

References

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/mummified-animal-0010722

https://nationalpost.com/news/more-than-50000-years-old-mummified-remains-to-be-unveiled-in-yukon

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