Yukon Miners Have Unearthed The Remains Of Two 50,000-Year-Old Mummified Creatures

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Today the Yukon, which was established in 1898, is one of the three Canadian territories to the north of the country; the other two are Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Back in the ice age, however, most of Canada was covered by ice that was miles deep, meaning wildlife was scarce or nonexistent. Therefore, the country was effectively a frozen desert.