A Perfectly- preserved lion cub that died 50,000 years ago could be key to a real-life Jurassic Park-style theme park. It survived almost intact for tens of thousands of years, and its fur and facial features are clearly visible. It was found with its face resting on its paw. The cub is believed to have been between one and two months old when it died, but experts haven’t yet found out how it died. The body was spotted on

the bank of a river by villager Boris Berezhnov in the Abyisky district of Yakutia. Boris told The Siberian Times that he saw an “unrecognizable animal” in September after the river level dropped. The discovery has raised hopes that extinct animals could be brought back to life through cloning. Expert Dr Albert Protopopov added that the body was almost perfectly preserved. “All the limbs have survived,” he said. “There are no traces of external injuries on the skin.” MORE