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50,000-Year-Old Preserved Lion Cub To Be Cloned Back To Life By Scientists

A science experiment will try to revive a preserved 50,000-year-old lion cub back to life.


Can scientists become gods now? Is today’s technology already capable of bringing back a life? This sounds more like a fictional film like “Captain America” where Steve Rogers was brought back to consciousness after being frozen for decades. And he hasn’t aged at all! Real-life science nerds are, however, delving into an experiment where they will try to bring back a 50,000-year-old lion cub back to life.

An extinct lion cub, believed to be from the Ice Age, will be subjected to cloning and will be brought back to life after 50,000 years of being frozen. Scientists claim the cub was perfectly preserved with its paw resting on its head. The lifeless lion was discovered by local resident Boris Berezhnov on the bank of the Tirekhtykh River in the Abiysky district of Yukutia in Siberia, Russia.

Another preserved lion cub has been found in Siberia, Russia.

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Experts estimate the 45-centimeters lion cub to be only one and a half to two months old before it perished. It is not yet clear whether the cub was a male or female but it was already unveiled to the public by excited scientists earlier this week in Yakutsk. One of the science team members, Dr Albert Protopopov, said:

“It is a perfectly preserved lion cub, all the limbs have survived.
There are no traces of external injuries on the skin.”

The little cub is estimated to be 50,000 year old and scientists are to clone it back to life.

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Preservation, cloning and life revival or cryogenics experiments have been going on for years. There were already human cadavers preserved in the past in the hopes of successfully reviving them in the coming years.

Two lion cubs were found from the same region two years ago, where one of them contain traces of mother’s milk. But this recently-found cub, which scientists say is in a better preservation condition, is believed to be a key to unlocking the possibility of cloning species back to life.

Dr Protopopov continued to explain:

“Everyone was amazed then and did not believe that such a thing is possible, and now, two years later, another cave lion has been found in the Abyiski district.

The preservation degree is even better.”

Scientists say the cub was well preserved and its perfect condition can make it possible to clone.

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The first pair of cubs found in the Siberian region were initially believed to be 12,000 years old, dating them to the year the species became extinct. However, a recent research found them to be up to 55,000 years old.

Several tests are scheduled to be made on the latest preserved lion cub which scientists estimate to be 20,000 to 50,000 years old. An analysis of the lion’s teeth is expected to give a better indication of its age. The research and study on the cub are expected to take up to three years to start seeing results.


40 Cute And Adorable Snake Pics That’ll Help You Overcome Your Fears

I seriously did not expect snakes to be this lovely.

Almost everyone in this world will agree that snakes, in one way or another, look scary. The moment we see them, we immediately think of running. Our minds automatically tell us that these crawling creatures will either wrap itself around or bite us. Heck, even in our literature, snakes symbolize treachery and betrayal, among many others. In reality though, not all of them are deadly – or, in other words, they can be tamed.

Here at Elite Readers, we want to prove to you that snakes are not all the time synonymous with the terms “dangerous” and "deadly." They can also be as charming and adorable - just like dogs and cats! And to really give you proof, we have collected some of the “cutest” snakes from across the world. You will see baby snakes and grown-up serpents all trying to convey one simple message: “We are loveable.” We hope that through this compilation, your view towards these creatures will change.

Well, without further ado, here they are! Do not worry, alright? They will not bite you or something.

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Dog Missing For 2 Years In Disbelief When Reunited With Her Owner

Dogs surely know how to feel sad too when they get separated from their beloved owners.

We often encounter sad news about animal cruelty with dogs and cats being targets of abuse. Though they are considered as the perfect pets, some of us still manage to mistreat them. But not all people are equal. However, there are still many of us who has lasting relationship with their pets.

Once you fall in love with an adorable and pretty loyal dog, it might be very difficult to go through separation. A lengthy break up is what kept an owner and his dog sadder than sad for two years, but luckily, fate brought them back together again.

Paprika was separated from her owner two years ago.

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Scientists Hope to Clone 50,000-Year-Old, Preserved Extinct Cave Lion Cub Found in Siberia

Scientists are excited to further study the pre-historic creature.

The perfectly preserved remains of an extinct lion cub was recently found in permafrost on the bank of Tirekhtykh River of the Abyisky district of Yakutiaby in the Sakha Republic (Russia's largest and coldest region). Local resident Boris Berezhnov discovered the the carcass of an "unrecognizable animal" after a fall in water level in the remote river.

According to the scientists, the animal, measuring around 18 inches (46cm) in length and weighing almost 9lbs (4kg), was around one and a half to two months old when it died. Reasons for the death are still unknown. The animal was found with its head still resting gently on a paw. It is not clear yet whether the cub was male or female.

Experts say the remains were perfectly preserved, which is greatly helpful in studying the animal.

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