WATCH | Ancient creature survives 24,000 years in Siberian permafrost

11 June 2021 - 09:42 By Reuters

A microscopic organism has wriggled back to life and reproduced asexually after lying frozen in the vast permafrost lands of northeastern Siberia for 24,000 years.

A view through a microscope shows a tiny, ancient animal called the bdelloid rotifer at an unknown location, in this still image taken from undated handout video footage.

The microscopic organism was found by Russian scientists.

An aerial view shows thermokarst lakes outside the town of Chersky in northeast Siberia August 28, 2007.
An aerial view shows thermokarst lakes outside the town of Chersky in northeast Siberia August 28, 2007.
Image: REUTERS/Dmitry Solovyov/File Photo
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