18,000 Years Old “Pupscile” Found And Researchers Can’t Keep Calm!
Well, researchers have found out a "Pupscile"[Puppy frozen in ice]. Yes, I made it up! The puppy is dated to be 18,000 years old and was found in Siberian permafrost last year. So, they have shared some pictures and revealed some terrifying details about the same!
The oldest confirmed dog! [Front View]
Researchers have found out that the puppy died when he was just two years old but thanks to Siberian permafrost which helped to well preserve him! He was found in a lump of frozen ground near the Indigirka River, north-east of the world’s coldest city, Yakutsk.
The creature is a mixture of dog and wolf [Top View]
The puppy found has been named Dogor which means friend in Siberian dialect. Dalen, a professor of evolutionary genetics says that the canine “had a full set of teeth and was amazingly well-preserved even before they cleaned it up” Its velvety nose and sharp milk teeth have left scientists flummoxed!
The Side View!
Love Dalén, 44, and his colleague Dave Stanton, 34 believe it could be the oldest dog! After carefully removing dirt from the animal’s fur, Sergey Fedorov, a Russian Scientist captured the dog’s pictures and shared it the news publication, eventually on the Internet.
Just before removing the dirt
“Just imagine, this puppy has been lying underground in the same pose and condition for 18,000 years without being disturbed at all. I really carefully removed the dirt and other debris stuck to its body step by step, revealing a wonderful condition fur which is extremely rare for animals of that time period,” Federov added.
The guy working on the puppy says…
“I feel fairly nervous about messing something up in the lab. You don’t want to screw it up. It seems that dogs were domesticated from a lineage of wolves that went extinct. So that’s why it’s such a difficult problem to work on to understand where and when dogs were domesticated.”