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Mammoths could roam 'Ice Age Park' by 2028


Posted on Friday, 21 September, 2018 | Comment icon 13 comments

Could this be the next best thing to Jurassic Park ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.5 Public Library of Science
Scientists in Russia remain optimistic that the woolly mammoth can be resurrected within a decade.
The ambitious plan aims to bring back not only woolly mammoths, but also several other prehistoric beasts that went extinct over the last 10,000 years such as cave lions and saber-toothed tigers.

The brainchild of researchers at North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk, Siberia, the project will involve extracting viable DNA samples from specimens preserved in permafrost.

Due to global warming, several such specimens have become exposed over the last few years including some extremely well-preserved mammoths, wolves, horses and caribou.In some cases, it may even be possible to extract DNA that has barely degraded at all.

According to the university's director, Evgenia Mikhailova, the resurrection of the woolly mammoth could be possible within as little as ten years.

Plans to build a "world-class paleo-genetic scientific center" at the university are already underway.

It might not be Jurassic Park, but if the plan succeeds, it will surely be the next best thing.

Source: IB Times | Comments (13)

Tags: Mammoth, DNA

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Eldorado on 21 September, 2018, 11:28
There'll be no need to clone Fred and Barney.
Comment icon #5 Posted by cyclopes500 on 21 September, 2018, 12:32
It sounds all very nice but what about the poachers? If we can't protect our elephants and rhinos now how can we stop them from killing their bigger ancestors?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Jon the frog on 21 September, 2018, 13:00
Well, bringing back a wolf population in Yellowstone saved the park... https://www.yellowstonepark.com/things-to-do/wolf-reintroduction-changes-ecosystem
Comment icon #7 Posted by Nnicolette on 21 September, 2018, 15:57
This is kind of cruel in a way. If there is a global warming crisis why bring back animals from the ice age which couldnt handle the heat 14,000 years ago? 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Woodwose on 21 September, 2018, 16:20
Tundra is pale in color, it bounces a lot of light and heat back out to space, it also provides little insulation/protection from winter cold so freezes deeply. Forest is dark in color, It absorbs heat and provides significant insulation to the ground, thus causing it to freeze less deep in winter and thaw deeper in summer. When our ancestors drove the tree and shrub killing megafauna to extinction the forest crept back across the tundra, all of the extra heat and insulation is now raising the air and ground temperatures causing the Permafrost to thaw which will release more greenhouse gasses ... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Guyver on 21 September, 2018, 18:25
blah blah blah.  they were saying this 10 years ago.  I'll believe it when I see it.  
Comment icon #10 Posted by Bunzilla on 21 September, 2018, 20:34
Something I ask myself, every time I see people talking about reviving mammoths and the like; why does nobody seem to want to revive dodos? Their habitat is already more or less still intact, there are tree species that still cater to them. Is it a lack of DNA? I'd love to see dodos running around again.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Woodswalker on 21 September, 2018, 23:08
Cool cheese... mammoth s and stuff...I vote for bringing back the Irish elk....yep yep yep!!!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Jon the frog on 25 September, 2018, 0:43
Some group are working to bring back the passenger pigeon, the problem is finding the good material and comprehend it.   Old link about it there: http://reviverestore.org/why-birds-are-a-challenge/
Comment icon #13 Posted by TripGun on 26 September, 2018, 17:07
You get to pick the one you want to eat.


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