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Ice Age woolly rhino found with organs intact in Russia

Ice Age woolly rhino found with organs intact in Russia
The carcass is estimated to be about 20,000 to 50,000 years old.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> One of the best-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino specimens has been found in Russia.This photo taken in August 2020 shows the carcass of a woolly rhino.Another young woolly rhino specimen dubbed Sasha was found in 2014 not far from where the new carcass was found.Most Read The animal was probably about 3 or 4 years old when it likely drowned, paleontologist Valery Plotnikov, who works with the Russian Academy of Sciences’ regional branch, told Yakutia 24 TV.

The carcass, which was found on the bank of the Tirekhtyakh river, is estimated to be about 20,000 to 50,000 years old, but more specific dating will be possible once radiocarbon studies are performed.The carcass was discovered in August in the extreme north of the country in Yakutia, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

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