18,000-year-old prehistoric puppy found preserved in Russia

A puppy preserved for 18,000 years in Russia's permafrost has been presented to the media for the first time.

Discovered in 2018, the puppy is remarkably well preserved with its fur, teeth and whiskers still intact.

Scientists are studying its DNA to understand whether it is a dog or a wolf.

In recent years, Russia's Far East has become a gold mine for scientists studying remains of ancient animals.