- Year Found: 2015
Finding a wolf of any kind on your property can sometimes be a little scary. This is especially true if you come across one in or around your backyard. However, that was exactly what a man named Simon Ferguson from Lancashire in the United Kingdom came across. Luckily, this wolf was not alive but had long since passed. The man uncovered the wolf as he and his two sons were digging to form a duck pond in their backyard. During the dig, they came across a skeleton that had been embedded in the clay.
Due to skeletons often giving off pretty scary vibes, they initially feared what they found until they began to realize it was an animal. While finding skeletons of animals is not exactly uncommon, even buried versions, the dad and his sons had no idea what they actually found. These three gentlemen came across a nearly perfectly preserved prehistoric wolf. This wolf actually dates back to sometime between 10,000 to 20,000 years ago, which makes one of the most incredible scientific discoveries.