Not Encino Man

Five ancient dead animals we’ve unearthed from ice

This baby mammoth was unearthed from permafrost in 1977 in eastern Russia.

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This 50,000-year-old-wolf pup was found in Canada’s Yukon territory.

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This mummy was discovered in the Ötztal Alps in 1991. It’s more than 5,000 years old.

Institute for Mummy Studies\Eurac Research\Frank Maixner

Scientists recently unearthed this ancient cave bear on an Arctic island in eastern Russia. The bear and cub could be anywhere between 22,000 and 40,000 years old.


Researchers found a fossil of a helmeted frog in Antarctica in 2020, which tells us that 40 million years ago, Antarctica was much more like South America.

José Grau de Puerto Montt

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