The remains of a woolly mammoth, a woolly rhinoceros, a virtually complete wolf skeleton, and the partial remains of a hyena, horse, reindeer, mountain hare and red fox have been discovered in a cave in Devon and are thought to date to the last ice age, around 30,000 to 60,000 years ago.

The jaw and teeth of a woolly rhinoceros

The discovery has come to light during work to develop an area of land in an area near old lime kilns and a quarry into a 5,500 house new town.

The bones are now with the academics for study, but are expected to go to Plymouth’s The Box museum.

Until next time, keep calm & apply some Science!

Read more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-60234766

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2022/february/woolly-mammoth-rhino-among-ice-age-animals-discovered-devon-cave.html

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/feb/03/remains-of-woolly-mammoth-found-on-devon-building-site