Make a comparison, the head of this wolf measures half the body of a current wolf.
One man made a totally unusual discovery in the Republic of Sakha, Russia: the severed head of a giant wolf dating back 40,000 years preserved by the cold.
This discovery was made a few months ago, in 2018, but until now it became known to the world. Pavel Efimov, a local inhabitant of the region found this head and called expert scientists to check it.
According to the analyzes, the animal lived in Siberia about 40,000 years ago. The head measures approximately 40 centimeters in length, which is half the size of the body of a current wolf , which measures between 66 and 86 centimeters. Due to this, it is estimated that this wolf was just over 2 meters long.
In addition, the analysis shows that the giant wolf must have had between 2 and 4 years at the time of his death, that is, his body was at the end of its full development.
What the experts question is: why only the head? For some researchers, it is unlikely to be an ancient trophy since the oldest human presence in the region dates back 32,500 years.
“This is a unique discovery of the oldest remains of a fully developed Pleistocene wolf and its preserved tissue. We will compare it with modern wolves to understand the evolution of the species and reconstruct its appearance, “said Albert Protopopov of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha, Russia.