The Huffington Post | By Jacqueline Howard
Posted: 02/25/2015 1:09 pm EST Updated: 02/27/2015 9:59 am EST
Scientists are going gaga over the recent discovery of a baby woolly rhino.
|(Academy of Sciences Republic of Sakha/Siberian Times)|
The pristine specimen of the tiny extinct rhino--the only one of its type ever found--was discovered in permafrost along the bank of a stream in Siberia's Sakha Republic, The Siberian Times reported.
"At first we thought it was a reindeer's carcass, but after it thawed and fell down we saw a horn on its upper jaw and realized it must be a rhino," Alexander 'Sasha' Banderov, the hunter who made the discovery, told the Times. "The part of the carcass that stuck out of the ice was eaten by wild animals, but the rest of it was inside the permafrost and preserved well."