Scientists are trying to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction
Scientists are trying to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction

Scientists are trying to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction

Jurassic Park is set to come to life as a team of scientists are trying to bring the woolly mammoth back to life.

The woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth around 10,000 years ago. And a team of scientists have raised $15m to try and bring the huge beasts back to life.

The team think they can create an elephant-mammoth hybrid. And they could have the first calves in just six years time.

“Our goal is to make a cold-resistant elephant, but it is going to look and behave like a mammoth. Not because we are trying to trick anybody, but because we want something that is functionally equivalent to the mammoth, that will enjoy its time at -40C, and do all the things that elephants and mammoths do, in particular knocking down trees,” the leading scientist told the Guardian.

Scientists hope that the new cold-resistant elephants could help Arctic conservation. The idea is that introducing herds of elephant-mammoth hybrids to the Arctic tundra may help restore the degraded habitat and combat some of the impacts of the climate crisis.

One way to do that is by knocking down trees, helping to restore Arctic grasslands.

Anyone else getting a little nervous about this?

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