ice age 28000yearold cave lion found frozen

ice age? 28,000yearold cave lion found frozen

Some juveniles were found in a cave in the Siberian permafrost. They had been frozen for thousands of years and were only discovered in 2018. scientist Those responsible for the real find were stunned. You are curious? Learn about the 28,000yearold cave lion found entirely frozen.

lion cubs

In 2018, a hunter named Boris Berezhnev found the cubs frozen in a cave in the Siberian permafrost. The lioness Sparta is the youngest of the couple and is preserved in such a way that even her whiskers can be separated.

cave lion.Photo: Boeskorov et al./Quaternary/Canaltech

The species in question is the cave lion Panthera spelaea which has been thought to be extinct for many years. Maybe there are thousands of them. The good news is that their remains are found in Yakutia.

The ice managed to preserve the boys’ bodies and organs. And not only lions, but also other animals are located. More coldadapted specimens such as rhinos, dust bunnies, wolves, grizzly bears and reindeer are also up to 40,000 years old.

Boris, the second lion, was less than 15 meters from the little lioness Sparta. Everything indicates that it was almost 50,000 years old, 15,000 years older than the female. This means that although they are frozen and close, they have not met. The two were about one to two months old when they froze to death.

Apparently the ice cream fell on the male as he looks injured. In any case, both will surprise you with their good condition.

Discoveries about lions

Everything history knows about the creatures comes from fossils, footprints, and even the primitive art found in the cave. They were large and hairy, unlike modern African lions. Everything indicates that they had no mane.

Ice Age cave paintings show that cave lions had a dark pattern on their face and not even a mane. You Animals have found bronze colored hair, but yellowish. The adults are suspected to have had a slightly silvery coat that helped them camouflage themselves in the snow.

Not much information is available about the animal. It is not yet known whether they hunted in packs or individually, although being in a pack would help them better when hunting and eliminating predators.

As already mentioned, there is no evidence of how these animals lived.

A curious fact is that, according to scientists, it is easier to clone a cave lion than, say, a woolly mammoth. It would reveal great mysteries. Lions are “younger” than mammoths. With the help of the DNA of African lions, breeding would be more profitable, but it must be remembered that there are ethical issues.