Scientists rebuilt a 30,000-year-old woolly rhino, and its name is Sasha

woolly rhino

We often think of dinosaurs as the coolest creatures to have walked the Earth before mankind began its bizarre march towards the present, but you don't have to look back millions of years to find some stunning animals that have since gone extinct. The remains of a woolly rhino were discovered back in 2015, and researchers have been working hard at rebuilding the ancient beast to get a better idea of what it looked like when alive some 30,000 to 50,000 years ago.

The specimen's name is Sasha, and while scientists couldn't determine whether the rhino was male or female from its remains, they have still managed to reconstruct much of its body. Amazingly, Sasha's hair even managed to survive thousands of years of being stuck in the frosty ground where it was discovered, and after a thorough cleaning we're able to see what the animal would have looked like when it roamed during the ice age.

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