Ice Age Bear – level 2

23-09-2020 07:00

Reindeer herders in Russia found a dead body of an Ice Age bear.

The discovery happened in the far north of the country where the soil is frozen. This soil is called the permafrost. Some years ago, the permafrost started to melt, and since that time, people have found many exciting animals. Mammoths, rhinos, wolves, and cave lions were among them.

The first analysis of the bear shows that the animal lived 22,000 to 39,500 years ago. The animal´s organs, teeth, and nose were not damaged, which made scientists very excited. In the past, scientists could only study the bones of the Ice Age bear.

Difficult words: Ice Age (the time in the past when the earth was very cold), melt (when ice changes into water), analysis (a detailed examination).

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