Workers Found These Creatures Frozen In The Siberian Ice. Now Scientists Are Doing The Incredible

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Image: Vera Salnitskaya via The Siberian Times
Image: Vera Salnitskaya via The Siberian Times

Later, back at the lab, it was verified that these were cave lions, an extinct feline species that, as the name suggests, lived in caves. The species hasn’t roamed the Earth for thousands of years, and these two are believed to be some 12,000 years old.

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Vera Salnitskaya via The Siberian Times
Image: Vera Salnitskaya via The Siberian Times

The two cubs – nicknamed Uyan and Dina after the river that helped uncover them – were supposedly only a week or two old when they perished. In fact, scientists think they may have been very quickly buried during a landslide.

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