The Mysterious Mummified Puppy Who Died 18,000 Years Ago Was a Wolf

The Mysterious Mummified Puppy Who Died 18,000 Years Ago Was a Wolf

A mummified puppy discovered in Siberia is not a dog, according to new research. On the contrary, the cute and cuddly dog ​​is actually a young wolf.

In a new study aimed at understanding dog domestication, researchers analyzed the genome of the pup, as well as the genomes of 72 ancient wolves. The puppy, which was found in Siberian permafrost in 2018 and whose lineage has since been debated, was nicknamed “Dogor” and was fully intact, with pettable fur and unbroken whiskers. At first scientists couldn’t tell if the 18,000-year-old pup was a wolf or a dog, but new analysis has revealed it was a wolf – and it wasn’t very close of the first dogs.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *