Scientist Found a Prehistoric Horse in Siberia That Is 40000 Old

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Published: August 16, 2018
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Photo via The Siberian Times

According to the Siberian Times, scientists found a completely preserved prehistoric horse in the Batagai depression—a tadpole-shaped crater in the Yakutia region of Siberia. They believe he was about 3 months old when he died during the Paleolithic period. 

Photo via The Siberian Times

According to the Siberian Times, Semyon Grigoryev, head of the world famous Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk, says that the "foal was completely preserved by permafrost."

The Siberian Times also states that the horse was "was buried at a level of around 30 metres in the tadpole-shaped depression, which is a ‘megaslump’ one kilometre long and around 800 metres wide."

Photo via The Siberian Times

Grigoryev’s team is currently studying foil samples to determine the exact time when it lived. The found horse was perfectly preserved with no visible wounds on its body.

According to Grigoryev, the horse has "completely preserved dark-brown hair, its tail and mane, as well as all internal organs...there are no visible wounds on its body … This is the first find in the world find of a pre-historic horse of such a young age and with such an amazing level of preservation."

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