AMAZING footage has been released showing scientists thawing out a 12,400-year-old dog found frozen in Siberia, according to The Sun. The animal, believed to be from a now-extinct species, was found near the village of Tumat. Researchers believe it was killed in a landslide and are investigating whether it was an early example of a ‘pet’.
“The degree of preservation is about 70 to 80 per cent. We will be able to say more precisely after it is extracted.”He added: “We can say that this is the first time we have obtained the brain of a Pleistocene canid.”
The team took samples from the animal’s skin, muscles and cartilage – even combing the animal for samples of ancient fleas.