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Photos: Perfectly Preserved Baby Horse Unearthed in Siberian Permafrost

Cousins to the lost animal

preserved foal

(Image credit: Michil Yakovlev/SVFU/The Siberian Times)

These horses, cousins to the foal that died so long ago, currently make their home in Yakutia.

Keeping warm

preserved foal

(Image credit: Michil Yakovlev/SVFU/The Siberian Times)

These horses have shaggy coats that help protect against the biting cold. The Lena horses were likely similar.

Braving the winter

preserved foal

(Image credit: Michil Yakovlev/SVFU/The Siberian Times)

Here, another view of modern-day horses in Yakutia.