MYSTERY WIRE — “Dogor” is stealing hearts, some 18,000 years after living in the Siberian region where he was found frozen as just a pup.
Scientists haven’t determined if it’s a dog or a wolf. But researchers have given him a name. “Dogor” means “friend” in the local language where he was found in Yakutia, discovered by mammoth tusk hunters.
The condition of Dogor’s body surprised researchers, who told The Associated Press:
This puppy has all its limbs, pelage — fur, even whiskers. The nose is visible. There are teeth. We can determine due to some data that it is a male.Nikolai Androsov, director of the Northern World museum
Scientists are excited about the chance to examine the animal and how it might clear up the bridge between dogs and wolves.