Eurasian cave lion

Eurasian cave lion (Panthera spelaea) is an extinct Panthera species that was highly distinct and genetically isolated from the modern lion in Africa and Eurasia. It might have evolved in Europe less than 600,000 years ago. It genetically diverged from the lion some 1.9 million years ago.
Two frozen baby cave lions were found in 2017 and 2018 by mammoth tusk hunters on the banks of the Semyuelyakh River in Russia’s Far East. They differ in age by around 15,000 years. They were nicknamed Sparta and Boris. These two specimens are considered as the best examples of cave lion mummies in the world.

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