Ancient horse roamed Canada’s North with mammoths, camels

Canwest News Service – The long-frozen remains of an extinct ice age horse, dug up in 1993 by gold miners in the Klondike, have finally been put on public display at a Yukon museum after giving scientists a new picture of what the long-gone species looked like when it roamed the Canadian North with woolly mammoths 26,000 years ago. Exquisitely preserved in ancient permafrost, the horse’s partial carcass – including a foreleg, hide, mane and tail – is being described by Yukon officials as a national treasure and the finest intact specimen of “a mummified, extinct large mammal ever found in Canada.”

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