| Wolf Cub |
|Date(s)||50 - 80,000 ya|
|Location||Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre in Whitehorse.|
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.
Naturally mummified in a layer of permafrost.
It is believed that the wolf pup died when it was about eight weeks old.
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.