Mummy of a Bison 9,000 Years Old May Give Clues to the Extinction of the Species

November 8, 2014 9:23 AM

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The mummy of an exceptionally well preserved, 9,000 year old bison was discovered in the frozen steppes of Siberia.

Some Yukagir tribesmen came upon the remains of the steppe bison (Bison priscus), which is an extinct predecessor of our modern bison that can still be seen roaming the plains of northern Europe and North America. The bison, which was extremely well preserved, was taken to the Yakutian Academy of Sc...

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