Yukon Miners Dug Up a 50,000 Year Old Mummified Wolf Pup

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In the frozen Canadian Yukon, miners dug up a mummified wolf pup from the ice age, believed to be more than 50,000 years old, and the incomplete corpse of a caribou calf from the same period.

During the last ice age, most of Canada was covered with thick ice but the Yukon escaped the glaciers—the wolf pup and caribou calf likely roamed the region alongside wooly mammoths and fearsome scimitar cats. The wolf pup is a complete specimen, with everything including its fur and tail intact, but the caribou calf did not age quite as well. It’s essentially the mummified front half of the animal.

“To our knowledge this is the only mummified ice age wolf ever found in the

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