40,000-year-old giant severed wolf's head discovered in Siberia

12 Juin, 2019, 08:22 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • The first intact head of an adult Pleistocene wolf was found by a group looking for woolly mammoth tusks in Siberia

A 40,000-year-old severed Pleistocene wolf's head has been discovered in eastern Siberia - and the permafrost that preserved it also kept its teeth and fur pretty much intact.

"This is a unique discovery of the first-ever remains of a fully grown Pleistocene wolf with its tissue preserved", said Russian scientist Dr Albert Protopopov.

It was discovered above the Arctic Circle by local man Pavel Efimov in summer 2018 near the remote Tirekhtyakh River but the find was only now revealed.

Although the discovery itself happened a year ago, it was announced in early June at the opening of a woolly mammoth exhibit at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. Specimens have been emerging ever more frequently as climate change gradually thaws the permafrost.

Albert Protopopov, director of the department, told CNN that while frozen wolf cubs had been unearthed in the past, the discovery of an adult wolf's head was novel. The head is 40 cm (15.7 inches) long and the brain is intact.

Tyson Foods recalling 191,000 pounds of chicken product sold in schools
Food service locations with the product are asked to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. The products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-1325" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Amazon Restaurants food-delivery service on the chopping block
The service packed up its bags in London in November, and Amazon confirmed to GeekWire it would end on June 24 in the US. The service launched in 2015 in Seattle before expanding to almost two dozen cities and delivered food to Prime members.

Grâce à France 2, deux amoureux se retrouvent...75 ans après !
La chaîne France 2 a couvert l'anniversaire du Débarquement et pour l'occasion, elle a rencontré un ancien vétéran américain, K.T. Difficile de ne pas être ému en assistant aux retrouvailles de la Française Jeannine Pierson , née Ganaye, et de l'Américain K.T.

The DNA examination will take place at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and the discovery was announced in Tokyo, Japan, at the Woolly Mammoth exhibition.

It was found by mammoth tusk hunters in Siberia's Verkhoyansk region.

'We want to assess their physical capabilities and ecology by comparing them with the lions and wolves of today'. The head of the Ice Age wolf was unveiled at a woolly mammoth exhibition in Tokyo last week.

"We will be comparing it to modern-day wolves to understand how the species has evolved and to reconstruct its appearance".

"It's important for science because wolves in the Pleistocene were broadly dispersed like cave lions", he said.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Build-A-Bear's 'Pay Your Age' promo is back - with limits
Due to last year's overwhelming response to the "Pay Your Age" offer, the rules have changed this time around. If you win a ticket, you can pay your child's age for up to two stuffed friends at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Security Camera Captures Elf-Like Creature
Asked whether it could be her 9-year-old son Bobby, Gomez replied, "I wouldn't let him out at dark by himself". While many people questioned Gomez over if she edited the footage, she insisted it was authentic.

Radiohead révèle 18 heures d'enregistrements pour contrer un hacker
Le climat et l'urgence écologique exigent plus que jamais du courage, de la vérité et de la générosité, a-t-il ajouté. La raison? Couper l'herbe sous le pied à un hackeur qui menaçait de diffuser les archives musicales.

China trade war may hand India a bigger bite of Apple
But that project has since come under criticism for low-paying jobs, sudden dismissals and ever-changing goals. But he said the company is capable of moving production lines elsewhere according to customers' needs.

Melbourne to trial electric flying taxi service, Uber Air
CASA previously said the project was possible under the existing regulatory framework and could be introduced within five years. Uber revealed its commercial flying vehicle plans earlier this year, describing it as the "future of urban innovation".

Helicopter Crashes on Top of NYC Skyscraper, Catches Fire
A view of 787 7th Ave.in midtown Manhattan where a helicopter was reported to have crashed in New York City on June 10, 2019. Linden airport director Paul Dudley described McCormack as "a highly seasoned" and "very well regarded" pilot.

La soirée d'anniversaire organisée par Kylie Jenner fait scandale — "The Handmaid's Tale"
Les femmes encore fertiles y sont utilisées par des hommes de pouvoir qui n'hésitent pas à les violer pour les enfants. Mais la dernière soirée organisée par Kylie Jenner risque de rester dans les annales pour de bien mauvaises raisons.

Watch Elton John and Rocketman star Taron Egerton play Your Song live
Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films produced the film alongside Elton John with his Rocket Pictures partner David Furnish. After the show, John wrote on Twitter , " Taron Egerton , thank you for joining me onstage tonight".

Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker strikes out 19 in no-hitter over Duke
Pat DeMarco thought he had a 2-run home run to follow only to be robbed by Lux with a great catch at the wall. Damon Lux replaced him as a runner, and Rocker struck out Matt Mervis with Clarke throwing out Lux at second.

Roland-Garros : Mladenovic sacrée en double dames, N°1 mondiale lundi
" Kiki " est de nouveau reine de Paris! La paire Mladenovic-Babos a dominé le duo chinois Duan Ying-Ying / Zheng Saisai (6-2, 6-3) en 1h12.