Siberian roundworms frozen for millennia were thawed and are happily going about their business again, reports The Siberian Times.
One worm came from an ancient squirrel burrow in a permafrost wall of the Duvanny Yar outcrop in the lower reaches of the Kolyma River - close to the site of Pleistocene Park which is seeking to recreate the Arctic habitat of the extinct woolly mammoth, according to the scientific article published in Doklady Biological Sciences this week.
This is around 32,000 years old.
Another was found in permafrost near Alazeya River in 2015, and is around 41,700 years old.
The oldest living animals on the planet, and excellent candidates for a high-concept horror B-movie.
A Norwich man who took a pig for a walk without a leash was charged with “having a pig untethered and loose”, reports the BBC. Norfolk Police were called to Prince of Wales Road on Wednesday and found the untethered pig “running around” with a dog, which bit one of the officers … The pig […]
Three poachers who broke into a game reserve this week were eaten by lions, reports Newsweek.
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