A study in Yakutia, part of the Russian Federation, has revealed that the fossils of two cave lion cubs found in Siberia in 2017-2018 date from at least 28,000 years ago to 43,000 years ago.
According to The Hill News, a new study of fossils of cave lion cubs discovered by mammoth task collectors in Siberia near the North Pole between 2017 and 2018 has yielded new findings.
Using radiocarbon dating, researchers found that the female Spartan was at least 28,000 years old, and that her son Boris was more than 43,000 years old.
On the other hand, the female cave lion cub is reported to be the best ice age animal ever found.
The researchers thought the two animals were siblings because the fossils of cave lions, which were one or two months old when they died, were found close to each other, but the study showed a difference of about 15,000 years. Periods in which Sparta and Boris lived.
The fur structure of baby cave lions has been determined to be very similar to that of African lion cubs, but with a thicker structure.
In addition, researchers believe that baby lion fossils are well preserved, and that animals may be buried in the ground or fall into crevices.
Endangered cave lions are descended from the same genus of African lions.
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