Skip to comments.40,000-yo foal unearthed in Siberia’s ‘Gateway to the Underworld’ in perfect condition
Posted on 08/13/2018 1:53:32 PM PDT by Red Badger
© North-Eastern Federal University
A three-month-old horse that lived up to 40,000 years ago has been discovered in the mysterious Batagai depression in Russias Yakutia region, nicknamed the Gateway to the Underworld.
The North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk published the first photo of the unique discovery, which was made together with scientists from Kindai University in Japan along with a crew from Fuji TV.
The horse was unearthed in perfect condition with its mane, tail and hair well preserved, as it was trapped in the permafrost for 30,000-40,000 years, scientists say. The discovery can help scientists to learn more about the environment of the time the foal lived, according to the head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk, Semyon Grigoryev.
This is the first find in the world of a pre-historic horse with such level of preservation and of such a young age, Grigoryev said.
The Batagai crater in Verkhoyansky District of Yakutia has baffled scientists, and the nature of the mysterious site of unusual shape is still a matter of discussion. The ancient crater is still growing and strange noises reportedly emerge nearby, which is why the place received its spooky nickname.
Don’t open the gate!!!
I’m wondering if it can have some DNA that can be used for cloning!..................
Thanks Red Badger.
That is amazing!
I hope they can clone it!...............
Likely. I wouldn’t think the DNA would degrade much in a frozen state.
WOW!! What a deal! I’m going to bookmark this one, just so I can read more about it.
No but he’ll be on the democrats’ list of registered voters. Probably under the name of Ed Hoarse.
Since the horse was only about 3 months old, any clones of it would start from there...............
NEAR perfect condition
“in perfect condition”
Except, you know, dead.
I couldn’t resist.
Good thing they said, “foal,” or there would have been tons of Sarah Jessica Parker jokes by now.
I’m not buying baseball cards from this guy.
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