39,000-year-old cave bear’s remains found intact in Siberia

In what can be described as a miraculous discovery, Russian scientists have discovered a 39,000-year-old perfectly preserved cave bear and cub on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky island in Siberia. 

Image credit: North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU).

Up until now, only bones had been found of the bears but this cave bear is completely preserved, with all internal organs in place including even its nose.

Cave bears were prehistoric species or subspecies that lived in Eurasia from around 300,000 to 15,000 years ago. 

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