Preserved Woolly Mammoth could bring back extinct species
SIBERIA, RUSSIA — Scientists have opened a window into life in the Ice Age with the discovery of possibly the most-well preserved woolly mammoth ever found. Crews discovered the 2-year-old mammoth, who died about 39,000 years ago, under the ice in Siberia and she is now on display in Japan.
Officials said “Yuka” is an exceptionally rare find, so well preserved she still has tufts of orange hair on her body.
As climate change accelerates, Siberia’s melting permafrost is giving up its secrets.
“Yuka” still had liquid blood inside her body, stem cells possibly, that some experts said may offer an opportunity to recreate these iconic animals.
Scientists are piecing together blocks of DNA and said they are hoping to win the race to clone the Ice Age giants or something very close to them.
They have even prepared a 60-mile Natural Park in Siberia, trusting mammoth extinction will soon be a thing of the past.
That may seem far-fetched and there are still plenty of obstacles to overcome but more and more experts are saying they believe the cloning will be possible.
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