This mummified wolf pup was found preserved in permafrost near Dawson City by a gold miner. It's more than 50,000 years old, and is the only example of a mummified wolf in the world.
The caribou was found at a different mining site. It was near a bed of volcanic ash which dates to about 80,000 years ago. It is probably the oldest mummified flesh, skin, and hair in the world. What a privilege to be able to see these ice age ancestors of animals that live here today.
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