Ice Age wolf pup mummy discovered in Yukon permafrost

The ancient wolf pup, perfectly preserved in permafrost, dates from the Ice Age. Its remains were discovered by a gold miner in 2016 near Dawson City in the Yukon.

It appears that the animal, a female, died suddenly when the den she was in collapsed.

They also constitute the oldest ever recorded wolf and may help to shed light on the evolution of the animal.

A professor of anatomy at Des Moines University in Iowa, Julie Meachen, called the creature: “the most complete wolf mummy that’s ever been found.” Ms Meachen added that the wolf was “basically 100 per cent intact” saying that the only thing missing are her eyes.

The exceptional remains will allow an insight into what life was like in Canada 2.6 million years ago.

See complete article, including a photo of the pup:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/wolf-mummy-ice-age-canada-permafrost-b1777181.html

Thanks to Dr Klaus Kaiser for this link


5 thoughts on “Ice Age wolf pup mummy discovered in Yukon permafrost”

  1. The remains contain particularly exceptional details of muscle tissue and allow an insight into what life was like in Canada 2.6 million years ago. The exceptional remains will allow an insight into what life was like in Canada 2.6 million years ago.

    2.6 million years divided by 100 ka [per glacial/interglacial cycle] = 26 Yukon glaciation/interglacial periods ago… wow that’s a darn long time ago to still have an old frozen dog that still looks edible [not even hardly any freezer burn] after 2.6 million years. If I ever decide to cryogenically freeze my brain I’m definitely going to have it froze ‘n stored up near Dawson City in the Yukon. Expect even wolf jerky kept in the freezer for 2.6 million years would be a pretty tough chew to swaller… unless it was stored in a vat of pure Yukon Jack in an old Frigidaire turned all the way up to on.
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=swaller
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukon_Jack_(liqueur)

    … now try getting that all sent into Parler… jus wouldn’t be the same under ADL FACT CHEKA pressure. Y’all can go hang out on Parler and talk about us guys still hanging out over here on Ice Age Now… and thanks to Rhys I’m havin’ a couple of shots of Jagermeister right here, right now… sans Parler, Roberto… it’s got 56 botanical herbs and spices… so it’s good fer what ails ya. Cheers, Amigo.
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  2. I’d be super scared if I discovered such an animal. If it is still in such a good condition I’d imagine it might jump up and bite me as soon as it thaws out. Lucky without any eyes it can’t see me LOL.

    Have a safe yet fun filled Xmas.

  3. Give it to China where they are using Crispr technology to desing new life forms and then they can release te crispr designed wolf into the wild and blame the next plague on the the modified wolf.

  4. RMB and Whisky Drinker and Dudley you guys sound like more of RWF’s evil twins. When I first saw the picture of that 2.6 million year old furry pup I immediately thought of Sassy.

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