This is the remarkably well-preserved corpse of an ancient foal (baby horse) found in the Siberian region of Yakutia.
The carcass was discovered by a joint expedition of scientists from the North-Eastern Federal University of Yakutsk and Kindai University of Osaka, Japan.
The animal’s skin, hair, hooves and tail can be seen, as the scientist examine their find in Yatutsk’s Mammoth Museum
The region is well known for fossils of the woolly mammoth found in its permafrost.
Head of the museum, Semyon Grigoryev was part of the expedition and marvelled at how well the discovery was preserved.
“Not only have the interior organs been preserved, but the wool as well, which is very rare with ancient animals,” says Grigoryev.
The scientists have the region’s permafrost to thank for the foal’s nearly perfect condition.
The animal was located in a vast crater known as the Batagai depression, and is estimated to be 30,000-40,000 years old.
The researchers intend to preserve the specimen in the museum’s refrigeration unit.