Researchers discovered a frozen mummy of a Bison priscus which is also known as Steppe bison. The mummy is approximately 9,300 years old.
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology informed that it is the only complete frozen mummy found in the entire history.
The mummy was unearthed from Yana Indigirka Lowland located in Eastern Siberia. Later on, experts carried out a necropsy in order to find out the exact age and life style of that animal. The necropsy merely unveiled the reason behind its death. The lack of fat in the abdomen of the ancient animal suggests that it died due to some kind of shortage of food.
Earlier, scientists uncovered several frozen mammoth from all around the globe. However, this specific mummy provides insight about the ancient species.
The experts found a complete digestive system, brain, blood vessels and heart in the mummy. Unfortunately, a few of these organs contracted over the time.
Olga Potapova, of the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in South Dakota informed that thus far scientists have discovered three complete mummies of the particular specie. However, this Yukagir bios mummy comes on number fourth that has all the frozen internal organs.
Mammoth and frozen bison mummies offer some really significant information of this extinct species. Experts compare these species with the modern ones like modern bison and cattle.