10 Most Well-Preserved Pre-Historic Animals Of All Time

Multiple scientists and experts say some of the creatures were trapped in their caves, and the deficiency of air kept the bodies preserved for thousands of years.

Archaeologists excavate numerous sites and stumble upon various remnants of mummified or naturally preserved bodies. The remnants are usually found in pieces as bodies decompose, and bones wither with time. Some experts discovered animals that were perfectly intact even though they died thousands of years ago. 

Since I am a massive fan of animals, I have accumulated ten most well-preserved animals of all time. Let’s have a look at them, shall we? 

Siberia Bear
Siberian bear. Source: North-Eastern Federal University via AP

Over 22,000 years old carcass of an extinct cave bear:

Scientists have not been able to explore Siberian islands as of yet mainly because it’s difficult for them to withstand sub-zero temperatures. However, they have recently discovered an extinct cave bear that lived during the ice age. His internal organs, nose, teeth are perfectly intact. According to various reports, the said bear died 22,000 to 39,500 years ago. Its species went extinct 15,000 years ago.

preserved puppy
Source: BBC

14,000-year-old puppy found in Russia:

Russian scientists managed to excavate a 14000-year-old puppy from one of the caves in Siberia. As per multiple reports, researchers found a piece of what could be one of the last woolly rhinos inside its stomach. 

Source: Dr. Gennady Boeskorov

The preserved remains of 10,000 years old Bison Priscus: 

Bison Priscus was a distant relative of the modern-day bison. One of the tribes in Siberia called Yana-Indigirka Lowland discovered the remnants of the said creature. The creature’s brain and internal organs were perfectly preserved and intact even though it died 10,000 years ago. 

Lion cubs
Source: Pinterest

10,000 years old cave lion cubs found in Siberia:

Two lion cubs were discovered in one of the caves of Siberia. The said cubs were over 10,000-year-old. Moreover, they were only a week’s old when they died due to extreme weather conditions. The cubs are now known as Dina and Uyan. Multiple scientists and experts claim that the cubs were trapped in their cave by a landslide, and the deficiency of air kept the bodies preserved for 10,000 years. 

wolf's head
Source: smithsonianmag.com

32,000-years-old wolf head found in Siberia:

Experts were able to unearth a wolf’s head from one of the caves of Siberia. The said creature is over 32,000 years old. Moreover, its brain and the rest of the features are perfectly intact. 

Source: Wikimedia Commons

40,000-years-old woolly mammoth found in Russia:

Various scientists discovered a woolly mammoth while excavating one of the sites in Russia. The said creature is over 40,000 years old. According to reports, the woolly mammoth was young, between 6 and 12 years of age, when she died.

Source: Ancient Origins

The 500-years-old birds called Moa:

The Moa were hunted to extinction around 500 years ago. Researchers have discovered multiple Moa bones, but they were utterly shocked when they stumbled upon a mummified claw that had the bird’s skin and muscles still intact.

woolly mammoth
Source: Wikimedia Commons

39,000 years old woolly mammoth:

Researchers stumbled upon a well-preserved mammoth in Siberia. The creature is over 39,000 years old. The best part is that it was dissected by one of the ancient humans in the past. Scientists believe that it was cut open for an experiment. 

Source: Pinterest

42,000 years old ice age horse found in Siberia: 

Researchers discovered the remnants of a horse that died 42,000 years ago in the Verkhoyansk region of Siberia. Scientists and experts found liquid blood in its body even though it died 42,000 years ago. The muscle tissues preserved their natural reddish colour. 

Source: Live Science

 48 million years old creature:

Experts and researchers found the remnants of a prehistoric ancestor of horses. It is believed that the creature was pregnant at the time of its death 48 million years ago. 




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