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Woolly rhinos came down from the cold

Ice Age icons were pre-adapted to harsh climate, new fossils suggest

2:53pm, September 1, 2011

A new trove of mammal fossils found high in the foothills of the Himalayas suggests that Tibet may have been a harsh, cold testing ground where woolly rhinos and other big mammals developed their cold-climate cool well before the Ice Age began.

Among the treasures from the Zanda Basin is the oldest fossil yet found of a woolly rhino, dating from about 3.7 m

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