Canine guessed to be the wolf or the very oldest dog has been found frozen in the lumps of icy ground near the Indigirka river in the world’s coldest city – Yakutsk. In this news, we inform you about 18,000 years old ice age puppy leaves scientists bewildered.
The whiskers, eyelashes, fur, soft nose and the milk teeth have left the scientists in shocked by purfectly preserved for 18,000 years in ice.
Scientists are unable to establish its species through DNA sequence even after having Centre for Palaeogenetics in Sweden Europe’s largest DNA bank of all canines from all around the world and guessing that it may be the missing link between the wolf and dog.
The puppy is named ‘Dogor’ which means ‘Friend’ in Yakut language which perfectly tells the relation of humans with the dogs.
Researchers from the Centre for Paleogenetics in Sweden, have collected a lot of data and DNA of the Dogor to do further research on the untold history of this Ice Age puppy.
Scientists are expecting that the DNA studies will most probably reveal if Dogor is the wolf cub or the evolutionary transformation from later to the former.