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Associated Press 2 Dec 2019

Puppy found in permafrost believed to be 18,000 years old


Scientists in Russia display a puppy found preserved in permafrost in eastern Siberia believed to be 18,000 years old. It was found remarkably well-preserved with fur, teeth and even whiskers. Radiocarbon dating was carried out by Swedish scientists. (Dec. 2)

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Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country's Far East.
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In Siberia, Russia, underneath the permafrost, a very well preserved pup has been found. Scientists estimate the mummy, dubbed ‘Drogo,' is 18,000 years old. It was so well kept, even its whiskers and fur were in tact. Recently, Eastern Russia has become a gold mine of sorts for finding ancient animals, including woolly mammoths and a woolly rhinoceros. But as's Stephanie Officer asks, is this latest discovery a dog, or a wolf?
An 18-thousand-year-old puppy found preserved in permafrost in eastern Russia has been presented to the media for the first time. The puppy was discovered in the summer of 2018 and is believed to be the oldest canine discovered in the area. (Dec. 2)

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