The Arctics newsworthiness is growing. A significant find for science suggesting these giant camels were adept to harsh long seasons of this frigid Canadian territory – largely uninhabited.
Excerpt from Rebecca Morale report for BBC WORLD NEWS:
Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of a giant species of camel in Canada’s High Arctic. An analysis of protein found in the bones has revealed that this creature, which lived about 3.5 million years ago, is an ancestor of today’s species. The research is published in the journal Nature Communications. Dr Mike Buckley, an author of the paper from the University of Manchester, said: “What’s interesting about this story is the location: this is the northernmost evidence of camels.”