Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Ice Age ‘puppy’ is found after 18,000 years buried in the permafrost

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.

Read the rest of this article...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.