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Well-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino with many organs still intact found in Siberia

India Today | 01/01/2021 08:13 PM | Click to read full article

A well-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino with many of its internal organs still intact has been recovered from permafrost in Russia's extreme north.

The carcass was revealed by melting permafrost in Yakutia in August. It's among the best-preserved specimens of the Ice Age animal found to date. The carcass has most of its soft tissues still intact, including part of the intestines, thick hair, and a lump of fat. Scientists dated the carcass as anywhere from 20,000- to 50,000-years-old.