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3500-Year-Old Brown Bear of Siberia

The 3500-year-old brown bear of Siberia was discovered in 2019 by  reindeer herders on the Lyakhovsky Islands in northern Russia's Arctic region.

The brown bear of Siberia is believed to have lived during the Late Bronze Age, around 1500 BC.

The specimen is estimated to have been around 7-9 years old when it died, and was approximately 1.7 meters long.

Scientists have used DNA analysis to compare the bear's genome to that  of modern brown bears, and have found that it shares many genetic  similarities.

The specimen has also been used to study the impact of climate change on  Arctic ecosystems, as the melting permafrost is causing the release of long-frozen carbon and other materials.