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Siberian resident Boris Berezhnov discovered the remains of the “unrecognisable animal” when the level of the Tirekhtykh River dropped to reveal the carcass lying on the bank of the water. Last year Boris was also described as being in ‘perfect condition’. China will celebrate national day marking the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, The Glass Mountain Inn burns as the Glass Fire moves through the area in St. Helena, California. Investigators says the small creature was about eight weeks old but cannot say how it died in the area that is permanently frozen – in conditions that helped keep its remains from decaying. Thawing permafrost revealed the animal, researchers at the Academy of Science of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) said as they presented the find to the public last week. Extinct CAVE LION frozen in ice for 43,500 years to be CLONED by scientists A PREHISTORIC cave lion frozen in ice for 43,500 years is to be cloned by scientists. Dr Albert Protopopov, of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha, in Yakutia, unveiled the discovery. http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/extinct-cave-lion-cub-in-perfect-condition-found-in-siberia-rising-cloning-hopes/ I am surprised everyone is for this, didn't you see Jurassic Park? Rookie FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow. Photo by Tommy CC BY 2.0. From the Siberian Times of November 20, 2019 comes news that archaeologists working within the Denisovan layer in Siberia’s Denisova Cave have found a 45,000 year old cave lion statue made from woolly mammoth tusk. The new cub's good condition has refuelled hopes that the remains could be used for cloning. Collaboration of scientists from the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Japan and the Republic of Korea declared intention to clone extinct thousands of years ago of cave lions. Experiment shows multi-purpose tool can still be used for butchering: it highlights the skills of these extinct early humans. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? I hope they discover more and give them adorable names! The incredible find of two perfectly preserved cave lion cubs frozen in the Siberian permafrost took the world by storm. LOL. Matthew Stuart, Tech Insider 2016-03-04T19:23:20Z The letter F. A ghost. August 24, 2016. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. A British couple forked out £134,000 to clone their beloved dead dog at a South Korean lab. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Cells recovered from a 28,000-year-old mammoth have shown signs of life. Discovery of the cub - christened Spartak - is seen as one of the big successes of the summer season in Yakutia where major hunts are underway to find remains of extinct animals such as the once-prolific cave lion, and the woolly mammoths and rhinos. Scientist Dr Valery Plotnikov said the baby - around one month old when it died, too young to open his eyes - was found by local resident Pavel Efimov. 'We managed to take some samples of skin along with the muscle tissue, and we hope that we will find what we want in these samples.' His find is a major boost to scientists seeking to clone the lost species back to life. 9,000-Year-Old Cheddar Man Has Living Descendant Still Living in The Same Area; Were Vikings in South America Over 400 Years … Probes taken by South Korean experts will reveal lifestyle of this Arctic boy from 800 years ago. Salmon dishes were a firm favourite on the lower Amur River, while meat was on menu upstream. South Koreans kick off efforts to clone extinct Siberian cave lions. Locals undress to impress at resorts across four time zones. Little cat is possible brother to ‘Boris’ found last year some 15 metres (50ft) away. Studies of its teeth are underway to find out its exact age – but could take up to three years. I am a professional hunter, cant wait for this lion to be revived and have it in my trophy wall... Will be a mistake to clone those animals that we found preserved in the permafrost. Woo-Suk – who also plans to clone an extinct cave lion – is building an animal cloning facility in China and has held a dog-cloning competition in the United Kingdom. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. ‘There is an assumption that this is the brother or sister of a kitten, found last year - the location is very close.'. In 2016, Korean and Russian scientists told Interfax they would attempt to clone a cave lion cub. Gelandewagen parade videos leads to 'career change' as Russia demands highest standards from secret servicemen. He was found a few weeks ago - and these are his first pictures. Spartak, like Boris, was  found in permafrost on the bank of Tirekhtykh River, in the Abyisky district of Yakutia, also known as the Sakha Republic. Picture: Valery Plotnikov. Our efforts are better put into recovering recently extinct species where these things are less of an issue and the potential for their survival is greater. The two 12,000-year-old lion cubs were found almost perfectly preserved in Russia’s Sakha Republic thanks to the permanently low temperatures. By The Siberian Times reporter. 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(Siberian Times) “Cave lion cubs are superbly preserved, you can even see their whiskers, and we are hoping to fetch a lot more information from them,” Protopopov said, and the scientist predicted: “There is a very realistic chance to recreate cave lions and it would be a lot easier than to clone a woolly mammoth . When I look at the pictures I think which is better, to grow up, live your life but never be remembered, or to die young and be remembered 50,000 years later. 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The seem to have left it where they found it though (a shame if true). The tiny animal was found “perfectly preserved” with its paw resting on its head on the bank of Tirekhtykh River in the Abyisky district of Yakutia in Siberia in Russia. What becomes of this new cub remains to be seen, but bringing extinct animals back to life, or de-extinction, has been a pursuit rife with debate among scientific communities. His find is a major boost to scientists seeking to clone the lost species back to life. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Please also read. An image of a chain link. Also dinosaur won't be extinct except for the meteor impact. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. 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Yeah! The fact that they went extinct doesn't mean that that process was unavoidable. Ethically, I think bringing back an extinct species from so long ago is intriguing but selfish to the animal. Daily protests calling for the authoritarian president's resignation are now in their second month, Members of 'Omnium Cultural' celebrate the 20th 'Festa per la llibertat' ('Fiesta for the freedom') to mark the Day of Catalonia in Barcelona. “It is a perfectly preserved lion cub, all the limbs have survived. Tests so far have found that the cub is 45 centimetres long and weighed almost 9lbs. An envelope. The letter "P" styled to look like a thumbtack pin. They hope that could shed light on how cave lions became extinct if they discover, for example, that a particular animal it preyed upon itself disappeared from the planet around the same time. The project is a collaboration between South Korean and Russian scientists at the Joint Foundation of Molecular … “The preservation is so good that it raises hopes of cloning the species back to life," he added. It comes after a similar discovery of two newborn cave lion cubs – named Uyan and Dina – found in the same region in 2015. Two earlier tiny cave lions named Uyan and Dina - found three years ago. 04 March 2016 . The huge blaze broke out overnight at the port of Ancona. Discovery of the cub - christened Spartak - is seen as one of the big successes of the summer season in Yakutia. It is not known whether it is male of female because newborn lions do not have noticeable sex characteristics. 'Siberian Times' reserves the right to pre-moderate some comments. The discovery of an extinct cave lion cub from the Ice Age has raised hopes that it could be cloned and its species brought back to life some 50,000 years after it disappeared. The views expressed in the comments above are those of our readers. I love these cave-lion cubs! At the time, expert Dr Albert Protopopov said the find raises hopes of cloning the species back to life. On September 19, at the IV Russian Geographical Society Festival, paleontologists talked about the sensational discoveries made while studying the cave lion cubs Boris and Spartak.Mummified animal bodies were discovered in Yakutia in 2017–2018. Asia Japanese scientists make breakthrough in cloning a woolly mammoth. Boris had spent 43 thousand years in permafrost, and Spartak - 28 thousand years. The powerful Cave Lion which went extinct about 14,000 years ago and was 10 per cent bigger than today's African species Credit: Alamy Mr Nikolaev claimed … A team of scientists from Yakutia along with foreign colleagues from Sweden, the United States, and Britain is continuing the research. Last week, scientists from South Korea and Russia announced that they intend to clone an extinct cave lion using the DNA from two frozen 12,000-year-old cubs found in Russia last year. One of the males whacks a Cave Lion in the head with its massive forepaw, rendering the intruder unconscious, while the other attempts to lift a second Panthera leo spelaea and give it the mother of all bear hugs--but he's waylaid by a third Cave Lion that leaps onto his back, causing the entire grunting, snarling mass of bears and lions to tumble to the ground in a big heap. Siberians mark end of the snow season with swimsuit skiing day. Updated October 28, 2019 The Eurasian cave lion (Panthera spelaea) is a species of lion that went extinct around 12,000 years ago. Baby - around one month old when it died, too young to open his eyes - was found by local resident Pavel Efimov. Scientists from South Korea and Russia want to clone an extinct cave lion using DNA from the frozen remains of ice age cubs. There are no traces of external injuries on the skin,” he told The Siberian Times. It is abstract in form showing just a body, underbelly and hind legs, its head being sadly missing. These things must of been monsters. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters massed close to Thailand's royal palace, in a huge rally calling for PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy, Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr maintain social distancing as they attend Friday prayers after the coronavirus disease restrictions were eased, in Kufa mosque, near Najaf, Iraq, A protester climbs on The Triumph of the Republic at 'the Place de la Nation' as thousands of protesters take part in a demonstration during a national day strike called by labor unions asking for better salary and against jobs cut in Paris, France, A fire raging near the Lazzaretto of Ancona in Italy. De-extinction (also known as resurrection biology, or species revivalism) is the process of generating an organism that is either an extinct species or resembles an extinct species. I really hope that they can manage to clone them. Spartak will be ‘wrapped in film and covered in wet snow….then he will be put in the freezer to await study.’, ‘There is an assumption that this is the brother or sister of a kitten, found last year - the location is very close.' ‘Cave lion cubs are superbly preserved, you can even see their whiskers, and we are hoping to fetch a lot more information from them.’ The scientist predicted: ‘There is a very realistic chance to recreate cave lions and it would be a lot easier than to clone a woolly mammoth. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. It symobilizes a website link url. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Lake Baikal 'holds key to new advances in antibiotics'. But is this the same one I wonder? Hwang Woo-Suk has been trying to clone an extinct animal for the past decade, and his team of South Korean scientists recently received tissue samples from 12,000-year-old cave lion … plans to ressurect cave lions and woolly mammoths Scientists in South Korea are trying to clone extinct cave lions after the 12-000-year old, perfectly preserved remains of … Cave Lion In Perry The Sinoceratops. Their cute little kittens....Until their not. Cave lions were native to regions in the northern hemisphere before they became extinct, and the only knowledge of the animals that hunted in packs is from cave paintings left by early man. Meet Spartak the extinct cave lion cub. For the one who commented with "I am a professional hunter, cant wait for this lion to be revived and have it in my trophy wall". Watching Lost Beasts of the Ice Age and they just found a pristine lion cub with squished back feet. The discovery is seen as better preserved than two tiny cave lion cubs found in the same Siberian region in 2015. Only its North American cousin, the extinct American lion (Panthera atrox), was bigger. Masks, which were already compulsory on public transport, in enclosed public spaces, and outdoors in Paris in certain high-congestion areas around tourist sites, were made mandatory outdoors citywide on August 28 to fight the rising coronavirus infections, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows to the national flag at the start of a press conference at the prime minister official residence in Tokyo. Firefighters have brought the fire under control but they expected to keep working through the day, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posing for a selfie with his family at Berlin's Charite hospital. Panthera spelaea skeleton in the Natural Museum, Vienna, Austria. ... 2019 - 21:59 Ed Whelan ... Read more about South Koreans Kick Off Efforts to Clone Extinct Siberian Cave Lions; Add new comment; Most Read Today . Discovery: Scientists hope to use the DNA found in the cubs to clone them While the first Ice Age cave lion cub will be used for the cloning attempt, the second will be kept as part of … Scientists are trying to clone a lion that became extinct 12,500 years ago. Cub from extinct specie was found 'perfectly preserved' in freezing conditions in Siberia, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. In size, an adult member of the species would have measured up to eight feet in length, and with a weight of 700 to 800 pounds, the creature was more than capable of felling an elephant. The two 12,000-year-old lion cubs were found almost perfectly preserved in Russia’s Sakha Republic thanks to the permanently low temperatures. The discovery of an extinct cave lion cub from the Ice Age has raised hopes that it could be cloned and its species brought back to life some 50,000 years after it disappeared. There are no front limbs. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. They're so cute! 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We welcome a healthy debate, but do not accept offensive or abusive comments. “The preservation degree is even better,” he added. Remains from the Zhokhov island in the East Siberian Arctic show trained sled dogs existed almost 10,000 years ago. The cub - its head shown - is believed to be about eight weeks old and tests are underway to find its exact age, Pope Francis prays with priests at the end of a limited public audience at the San Damaso courtyard in The Vatican, A girl's silhouette is seen from behind a fabric in a tent along a beach by Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, A Chinese woman takes a photo of herself in front of a flower display dedicated to frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing, China. P. spelaea is known from Paleolithic cave paintings, ivory carvings, and clay figurines.These archaeological artifacts indicate that it may have been featured in Paleolithic religious rituals. There are several ways to carry out the process of de-extinction. One starved to death and the other may have been crushed by … This video is unavailable. Discovery of the cub - christened Spartak - is seen as one of the big successes of the summer season in Yakutia where major hunts are underway to find remains of extinct animals such as the once-prolific cave lion, and the woolly mammoths and rhinos. A sudden summer rise - then fall - in the level of the Uyandina River led to cracks appearing and local worker Yakov Androsov spotted an ice lens with the lion cubs inside. Thailand has seen near-daily protests in recent weeks by students demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Members of the Kayapo tribe block the BR163 highway during a protest outside Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil. The frozen kitten has been preserved as if lifelike for up to 50,000 years. 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