Meachen et al. report on the best preserved, oldest wolf mummy to date. Zhùr, meaning “wolf” in the Hän language of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, was only 7 weeks old when she died more than 50,000 years ago. Here, they reconstruct Zhùr’s short life, including the environment she lived in, what she ate, and how long ago she died.
J. Meachen, M.J. Wooller, B.D. Barst, J. Funck, C. Crann, J. Heath, M. Cassatt-Johnstone, B. Shapiro, E. Hall, S. Hewitson, and G. Zazula (2020). A mummified Pleistocene gray wolf pup.