Ancient mummified traction in Canada “lived 56,000 years ago”

A perfectly preserved wolf puppy, hidden in a 57,000-year-old permafrost, and researchers describe it as “the oldest, most complete wolf,” was discovered in the Yukon of Canada.

The mummified remains provide a broad insight and remarkable details into the life of the puppies, as preservation is very excellent.

It also sheds light on the lifestyle of the seven-week-old and the evolution of modern wolves.

The creature, which the local people Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in called Zhùr, in the gold fields of the Klondike, near Dawson City, was discovered by a gold miner, who mined a wall of frozen mud with water.

Julie Meachen, an associate professor at the University of Des Moines and lead author of a new study on wolves, told Business Insider, “She is complete, with all her soft tissues intact and even her fur.” The only thing missing from her eyes is her almost complete remains have allowed scientists to “reconstruct her life”.

Dr Grant Zazula, a paleontologist at the Yukon government, said: ‘It’s wonderful.

Isotope analysis revealed “she and her mom ate mostly water resources – things like salmon, maybe some coastal birds,” Professor Meachen said.

Dr. Grant points out that a rare mummy was found on the Yukon.

The animal, a female, died suddenly in the collapse of a den. By examining the teeth, as well as X-rays of the body, the scientists determined that the puppy is between 6 and 7 weeks old.

Ms. Mitch attributed the mummification to the fact that the puppy died in the collapse of the lair.

The researchers found geochemical signatures in Zhùra’s teeth indicating that she ate meals from rivers and streams, providing more insight into the puppy’s diet by isotope analysis. “Usually when you think of wolves in the Ice Age, you think they eat bison or musk ox or other large animals on Earth,” she said.

Analyzing the wolf genome, the scientists also concluded that it originated from ancient wolves in Russia, Siberia, and Alaska, and not from the gray wolves of North America.

A unique set of circumstances is needed to produce a mummy of perpetual ice.

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