In 2017 and 2018, two positions very close to each other on Siberian territory extinct 10 thousand years ago two cave lion bodies were found. As a result of the examinations made on these cave lions, which are very well preserved, it was determined how many years ago the two cubs lived.
While the studies were continuing, it was thought that the offspring could be siblings due to both their age seeming to be close to each other and their being in very close positions. But after a long period of time, the work yielded results and the two cave lions were almost in the middle. 15 thousand years difference
It turned out to be .
The young one is 27 thousand 962 years old:
The bodies of both cave lions found were extremely well preserved. But especially the ‘young’ and 27 thousand 962 years old, the body of the cave lion was described by scientists as ‘the best preserved ice age animal ever found’. The team that gave the name Sparta to this cave lion was a much older and full-blown team. 43 thousand 448 years gave the name Boris to the mummified lion under the ground.
The fact that both cave lions are females and all the cave lions seen in the murals are maneless, scientists said. male cave lions have manes‘ makes it difficult for them to answer the question. The group states that during those periods, ‘only female cave lions were depicted or male lions had no manes’.