Frozen Remains of Extinct Lion Found in Russia
The Ice Age lion can still be seen resting its head on its paw.
The frozen remains of a cave lion cub likely dating back to the last Ice Age were recently unveiled in Russia.
Local outlets reported that the remains of the roughly one-year-old cub were found in Russia's far northeastern Yukatia region this past September by a local resident. It's not the first time the frozen Siberian region has yielded prehistoric finds.
The area's permafrost, or permanently frozen ground, is capable of preserving animals like cave lions and woolly mammoths, even tens of thousands of years after their species went extinct.
The new cub comes just two years after two similarly frozen and intact lion cubs, named Uyan and Dina, were found. Dated to around 12,000 years old, Uyan and Dina were the