KOMPAS.com- While doing his routine work, the reindeer herders are on Russia found a pile of carcasses.
But the increasing temperature seems to make the ice sheet melt and make more discoveries that are buried in the ice sheet.
As quoted from Science Alert, Wednesday (16/9/2020) this discovery was immediately reported by herders to researchers at the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk, Russia.
“This discovery is the first and only one of its species,” said NEFU researcher Lena Grigorieva in the statement.
This finding is also considered an important discovery.
The reason is, the extinct animal was found in intact condition and perfectly preserved. The bear’s nose, teeth and internal organs are still intact.
The cave bear during its lifetime predominantly roamed Europe and Asia. They coexisted with mammoths, sharp-toothed cats, and giant ground sloths.
Cave bears are enormous. Male bears can weigh up to 1 tonne or roughly 227 kg more weight than the largest bears alive today.
Furthermore, researchers say if they are still doing research to study these bears. They hope to find out more details by carrying out genetic analysis.
Launch Gizmodo, genetic analysis can offer new insights into the unique genetic traits of Ice Age cave bears.
An analysis of stomach contents can also shed light on the diet, whether the bear is herbivore or omnivore.
Previously, researchers had found the carcass of another ancient cave bear who was still a child. Later researchers will compare the DNA of the two animals.