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Preserved Mammoth found with flowing blood

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I don't know why we always associate Mammoths alongside Dinosaurs. Mammoths co-existed with humans, so tells me they would be able to survive with the current oxygen percentage levels. I doubt a cloned Dinosaur would be able to cope with the 10% less oxygen level available today and get so large.

As far as I am aware man would have been the only creature able to bring down an adult Mammoth, so any worry of lack natural predators isn't a major worry. In any case it would take thousands of years for them to reproduce in any numbers to become overpopulated. The UK lost all it's big predators (bears, big cats etc) due to over hunting. It has not caused other animals to grow in population size that would effect their habitat.

I think there would be a great deal to learn from a small breeding program in Siberia. Don't put them in zoo's, they could be radio tagged and studied in their natural habitat.

A real interesting find would be a frozen dinosaur. I am not sure however if any thing can remain preserved after 70 million years. Seeing that we have recovered both tissue and blood from various Mammoth finds but have still not created another Mammoth the Jurassic Park idea I think will remain purely fantasy.

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"Oops we accidently unleashed an ancient animal flu disease"

Haha seriously in my opinion i think it's vice versa I hope they are carefull.

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Once an animal has gone extinct it needs to stay gone.

bringing species back could have tragic consequences for the current food chain and nature in general.

I quite agree with what you said and i don't believe that they can bring them back.

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I have heard that the Russians did eat the meat from wooly mammoths that they had excavated in the past.

LINK - Did Explorer's eat Mammoth Meat?

Even when mammoth meat isn't actually putrid, it still doesn't make great eating. According to Richard Stone's book Mammoth (2001), Russian zoologist Alexei Tikhonov (who figures in articles about the recent Siberian find) once tried a bite and said "it was awful. It tasted like meat left too long in a freezer."

One of the best-documented accounts of a prehistoric meal comes at the end of Frozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe (1990), by Alaska zoology professor Dale Guthrie. After successfully unearthing and preserving "Blue Babe," a 36,000-year-old steppe bison found near Fairbanks in 1979, Guthrie's team celebrates by simmering some leftover flesh from Babe's neck "in a pot of stock and vegetables." The author reports that "the meat was well aged but still a little tough, and it gave the stew a strong Pleistocene aroma."

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You need not worry about this one. It's when they(scientists)find viable raptor blood, then we might have a problem.

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It would be interesting to see a live mammoth, and I think we will. However, do not hold breath because it would come in stages, for instance, at first something half mammoth half Indian elephant, and several, male and female. Then when they become mature another cut to get closer to full mammoth and so on. There won't be any instant mammoth, it will take some years. And there will not be herds of mammoth roaming about Siberia. There is no environment for mammoths because they need snow free ground all year, and there was no snow in the iceage on the tundra.

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There's no point bringing them back into the world. They'll just end up becoming extinct again, due to mans mismanagement of the planet.

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Once an animal has gone extinct it needs to stay gone.

bringing species back could have tragic consequences for the current food chain and nature in general.

But... Money!!!

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