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The Resurrection of the Woolly Mammoth

Published: 23rd Feb 2017

Scientists in a de-extinction effort could create a mammoth-elephant hybrid.

4000 years ago the wooly mammoth joined the list of earths animals no longer to walk the earth. Never to be seen again. However a group of scientists from Harvard are leading a de-extinction effort to bring some of these animals back to the earth.

Taking Traits from the woolly mammoth programmed into an Asian elephant they would create a hybrid embryo. This hybrid creature referred to as a mammophant would be partly elephant with features like a mammoth including small ears, and long hair.

Scientists say they are as close as a couple of years away from resurrecting the Mammoth in a revised form.

You can see a full article about this work here:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/16/woolly-mammoth-resurrection-scientists