Investigators says the small creature was about eight weeks old but cannot say how it died in the area that is permanently frozen – in conditions that helped keep its remains from decaying. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. It was one of the largest species of a lion to have ever lived. Spartak will be ‘wrapped in film and covered in wet snow….then he will be put in the freezer to await study.’, ‘There is an assumption that this is the brother or sister of a kitten, found last year - the location is very close.' 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LOL. One of the two cubs was found with its mother’s milk in its remains and scientists are hoping that by analysing it they can determine the diet of the adult creatures. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? plans to ressurect cave lions and woolly mammoths Scientists in South Korea are trying to clone extinct cave lions after the 12-000-year old, perfectly preserved remains of … The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Dozens of fires are burning out of control throughout Northern California as fire resources are spread thin, Students use their mobile phones as flashlights at an anti-government rally at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom. Research found they were up to 55,000 years old. The discovery of an extinct cave lion cub from the Ice Age has raised hopes that it could be cloned and its species brought back to life some 50,000 years after it disappeared. An envelope. The two 12,000-year-old lion cubs were found almost perfectly preserved in Russia’s Sakha Republic thanks to the permanently low temperatures. It comes after a similar discovery of two newborn cave lion cubs – named Uyan and Dina – found in the same region in 2015. Watch Queue Queue Russian scientists hopeful of finding traces of cosmic matter left after the explosion. They hope that could shed light on how cave lions became extinct if they discover, for example, that a particular animal it preyed upon itself disappeared from the planet around the same time. Meet Spartak the extinct cave lion cub. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. He was found a few weeks ago - and these are his first pictures. Tests so far have found that the cub is 45 centimetres long and weighed almost 9lbs. ‘There is an assumption that this is the brother or sister of a kitten, found last year - the location is very close.'. There are several ways to carry out the process of de-extinction. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. December 10, 2019 15:17 GMT By Andy Heil; Dogor's 18,000-year-old smile. It indicates the ability to send an email. Scientists are trying to clone extinct cave lions after the 12-000-year old, perfectly preserved remains of two cubs was discovered in Siberia. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Baby - around one month old when it died, too young to open his eyes - was found by local resident Pavel Efimov. Yeah! Scientist Dr Valery Plotnikov said the baby - around one month old when it died, too young to open his eyes - was found by local resident Pavel Efimov. “It is a perfectly preserved lion cub, all the limbs have survived. One starved to death and the other may have been crushed by … The powerful Cave Lion which went extinct about 14,000 years ago and was 10 per cent bigger than today's African species Credit: Alamy Mr Nikolaev claimed … A PAIR of cave lion cubs that died up to 44,000 years ago were found perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. When I look at the pictures I think which is better, to grow up, live your life but never be remembered, or to die young and be remembered 50,000 years later. His find is a major boost to scientists seeking to clone the lost species back to life. 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