Found frozen deep in the Siberian Arctic, it’s been 28,000 years since the cave …


Found frozen deep in the Siberian Arctic, it’s been 28,000 years since the cave lion cub closed her eyes, and her claws are still sharp enough to prick the finger of the scientists who are studying this remarkable — and unprecedented — permafrost-preserved specimen. Nicknamed Sparta, the creature was one of two baby cave lions — extinct big cats that used to roam widely across the northern hemisphere — found in 2017 and 2018 by mammoth tusk hunters on the banks of the Semyuelyakh River in Russia’s Far East. Tap the link in our bio to learn more.⁠

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  1. Y’all go on and keep digging up things that died many years ago – like we r not dealing with enough right now🤨

  2. Wowwwwww this is so amazing!!! And so beautiful. She’s so beautiful. I hope she didn’t suffer when she passed as a babe. 🙏🏽

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