It has been nicknamed Dogor – a pun on whether it is a dog or a wolf
A perfectly preserved body found in the ice of the Siberian permafrost could be the oldest ever confirmed dog.
The 18,000-year-old pup nicknamed Dogor – a pun on ‘dog or wolf’ – was found in the summer of 2018 and has been studied since then by Love Dalén and Dave Stanton, 34.
They have been trying to work out if it is a wolf or a dog because it comes from the point in history where dogs were domesticated.
If it turns out that it is a dog, it will help researchers learn more about when wolves were tamed.
Love said that when you hold it, it feels like a very recently dead animal.
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