Historically, winters have always been destructive for humans. But this one is an exception, as it came and injured many animals. Animals couldn’t protect themselves from the harsh cold. Eventually, they have become extinct as their last generations were believed to have been buried in the ice.
So, here are 10 unbelievably obsolete creatures who all have frozen in time.
- An Ice Containing Fox
The fox was extracted from the ice in January 2017. Well, it is an uphill task for animals to break through the frozen surface of the river. A hunter in Germany has exhibited a block of ice containing a fox that he claims to have fallen into the chilly Danube and drowned. He warned it as a danger of the icy river.
- Lake Andes Wildlife
An image captured in March 2015 reveals fish frozen inside a four-foot wall of ice at South Dakota’s Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge. The photographer claimed that a drought lowered lake levels, and low oxygen levels killed the fishes.
- The Puppy Who Ate A Woolly Rhino
Just before a tiny pup died during the last ice age, it consumed a piece of meat from one of Earth’s last woolly rhinos. Researchers discovered this while doing a necropsy (an animal autopsy) on the mummified remains of the ice age puppy.
- Ice Age Bear
The bear carcass was located by reindeer herders on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island. It is the largest of the Lyakhovsky Islands, which are part of the New Siberian Islands archipelago that lies between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea.
- Dog or Wolf
Researchers are trying to figure out if an 18,000-year-old puppy found in Siberia is a dog or a wolf. The canine – which was two months old when it died – has been exceptionally preserved in the permafrost of the Russian region, with its fur, nose and teeth all intact.
- The Frozen Bird Of Siberia
A 46,000-year-old bird spotted in Siberia in frozen condition throws light at the end of the ice age. The frozen carcass of a horned lark found in northeast Siberia by fossil ivory hunters could help scientists to realize better how the ecosystem evolved by the end of the last ice age, according to new research
- The Yukagir Bison
The frozen mummy of the Yukagir Bison discovered in northern Yakutia, Russia demonstrates the most complete specimen of this species in the world. It is of a young, 4.1–4.5-year-old male, which dates back about 10,500 cal BP. The analyses revealed that the estimated size of this specimen was comparable to a 6-year old European and American bison.
- The Foal With Blood In Its Veins
A 42,000-year-old foal found frozen in Siberian permafrost sprung up a surprise with the oldest liquid blood on record. This is the second time that a defrosted Ice Age animal has turned out to contain liquid blood, according to Semyon Grigoriev, the head of the Mammoth Museum at North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk.
- The Kolyma Woolly Rhinoceros
An almost complete frozen mummy of a woolly rhinoceros was found in a gold mine on the lower reaches of the Kolyma River, northeastern Siberia. This is the first instance of observing the whole body of woolly rhino in permafrost. A major portion of the mummified body was preserved, including the left part of the body, covered by skin, including the skin of the head and ear, fore and hind legs.
- Selerokan Pony
In 1968, gold miners stumbled across two legs and a tail belonging to a mummified pony sticking through the roof of a tunnel they were digging nine metres below frozen ground near the upper Indigirka River. Experts from the Zoological Institute in St Petersburg could successfully recover most of the body except the head. It was discovered to be a Przewalski’s horse (Equus przewalskii), a wild horse found in Mongolia. As excavations are still on, remnants of many amazing creatures are yet to be unearthed.