Sunday, March 20 2016 08:49 EET
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Scientists will bring Frozen "Cavedog" back to life after 12,500 years
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Archaeologists unearthed well-preserved remains of a dog that belongs to an extinct breed. It was found in the frozen waste ground in northeastern Russia.

Since the prehistoric pariah dog was revealed near evidence of human activity, the scientists believe that it was antediluvian people's pet.

It’s amazing that the fossil animal’s fur, clutches, teeth and even much of its brain remained intact because it will be incredibly helpful for identifying its DNA.

After the researchers have extracted mud from the mummified mongrel, Korean cloning specialist decided to try bringing this dog back to life in the nearest future.

Scientist from South Korea Hwang Woo-Suk was present at necropsy of the dog.

He took samples, such as skin, fur and muscle, with the aim to clone the prehistoric animal.

Sergey Fedotov, scientist from Russian North-Eastern Federal University, said that he was very excited because of this event as well as satisfied with the degree of the remains’ preservation.

Hwang Woo-Suk also plans to build an animal cloning facility in China, and he has already held a dog-cloning competition in the United Kingdom.

The dog was found on the bank of Syalakh River in Russia.

The scientist of the Geological Institute, Moscow specialist Dr. Pavel Nikolsky said: "Remains are well-saved and the most important thing is that the brain is preserved."

"The degree of the brain preservation is about 70 or 80 per cent."

As it was previously reported, a couple from United Kingdom paid £134,000 to clone their dead dog at a South Korean lab.

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