Extinct Woolly Rhino Reconstructed From Mummified Remains
Named "Sasha," the remains were first found in 2015, but only recently brought back to life.
It's named Sasha after the hunter who found it.
Russian scientists aren't quite sure if their 10,000-year-old Sasha was male or female, but the name, they say, universally applies.
That any of Sasha, the Ice Age woolly rhino, is intact at all has been a surprising find for the researchers who study this bygone period.
Unlike woolly mammoths, which also lived during the Ice Age, woolly rhino remains are rare to find. Their place on the evolutionary timeline is less clear. And their lifestyles—what they ate and how long they lived—is hazy.
Last December, after months of work, a taxidermist from the Yakutian Academy of Sciences took the small, slumped remains of Sasha and brought them back to life. A team of