Samples for testing
Experts were able to collect body fluids from the mummy for further study.
Even in the hooves
Scientists removed samples from within the hooves of the foal.
Every part of the horse was still there, including the ears.
Using specialized tools the researchers gathered samples from the horse. Even the fine hairs inside the horse's nostrils remained after all these years.
The team took samples from the baby horse.
A careful analysis will reveal more about the circumstances of the foal's life and death.
In 2019, the researchers announced that they had extracted liquid blood from the blood vessels preserved inside the foal. This is now considered the oldest liquid blood on record. [Read more about the liquid blood discovery]
The ice age horse (Equus caballus lenensis) likely drowned in mud. Its body is so exquisitely preserved that not only did the researchers find blood, but they also found urine in its bladder. Here, the researchers examine the foal's preserved heart.
An artistic impression
In the Pleistocene era, fauna and flora may have looked something like this.
An artists presents his version of the Lenskaya, or Lena Horse in the Batagai crater.
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