Interestingly, the paleontologists didn't find the frozen head.
"The number of discoveries is growing because of the thaw of the permafrost", Albert Protopopov told CNN. Animal Cruelty in UK: Huntsman and His Kennel Maid Convicted for Feeding Live Fox Cubs to Hounds.
Although a man who lives in the Abyisky district of Yakutia discovered the head on the shore of a river past year, the Times reported that the find was only recently announced at the opening of a woolly mammoth exhibit in Tokyo.More news: NASA Spots 'Star Trek' Starfleet Logo 'Dune Footprints' on Mars
The predator with a thick "mammoth-like" coat and impressive fangs seems to have been larger than today's Siberian wolves.
THIS wolf found in the Siberian ice may have been beheaded by a prehistoric hunter 40,000 years ago. Dr Protopopov said the head could have been severed by the ice but "we do not exclude that it could have been cut artificially". Scientists say that humans inhabited the land only years later.
"This is a unique discovery of the first ever remains of a fully grown Pleistocene wolf with its tissue preserved", paleontologist Albert Protopopov from the Republic of Sakha Academy of Sciences told The Siberian Times.More news: Pelosi says she's 'done' with Trump after latest insults
Protopopov added that scientists are working to build a digital model of the wolf's brain and skull to study the animal further. 5000-Year-Old Mummified Cats Uncovered From Egyptian Excavation Site in Cairo, View Pics.
While it is not clearly known, the fox is estimated to be between the age of two and four years old during the time of its death. Japanese scientists dated the head as more than 40,000 years old, and scientists at the Swedish Museum of Natural History will study its DNA. The wolf head went on display in Tokyo as part of an exhibition on woolly mammoths and other frozen creatures.
He added that as the climate warms, similar discoveries could be expected in the region.More news: Watch Saaho Hindi Teaser Here: Prabhas & Shraddha Kapoor Set Screen On Fire