50,000-year-old 'perfect' cave lion cub is found Siberia

The cub was aged between six and eight weeks old when it died for unknown reasons on the bank of Tirekhtykh River, in the Abyisky district of Yakutia.

An extinct cave lion cub in 'perfect condition' has been found in the Siberian permafrost, its head still resting gently on a paw after up to 50,000 years.The extraordinary find - which raises hopes of cloning the long-gone species back to life in a Jurassic Park-style experiment - was unveiled today in Yakutsk, capital of Russia's largest and coldest region, the Sakha Republic. The cub was aged between six and eight weeks old when it died for unknown reasons deep in the Siberian permafrost. ...