Scientists Working to Reincarnate Long-Extinct KY Animal
According to recent news reports, scientists and biologists are hard at work to reanimate a well-known ancient creature that roamed around the Earth some 10,000 years ago.
The mighty woolly mammoth is set to make a comeback by 2027! Let's take a closer look at why the science community wants their presents back in the northernmost tundra regions of the world.
From Ice Age to Modern Age
Did you know that woolly mammoths walked the earth as recently as the year 1650 B.C.? Which would date their existence roughly over a thousand years after the Pyramids at Giza were built. Kind of eye-opening to think these large animals were around during the days of the Pharaohs and that their timelines overlap. The mammoth originally entered into extinction around 10,000 years ago, towards the end of the last ice age. While the exact cause of their demise is still being debated, it's mostly been blamed on climate change and human hunting as to how the end of their species came to fruition.
WE HAVE THE DNA,THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE LEADING EXPERTS IN THE FIELD. NEXT, WE WILL HAVE THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH. ALIVE AGAIN -Colossal
According to the scientists at the biotech company, Colossal, which is based in Dallas, Texas, they were delivered an additional $60 million in funding for their gene-editing work to bring back the massive terra-based animal. The question that remains, however, is why? Why are biologists working so hard to crack the genetic codes to regenerate the mammoth? Well, Colossal claims that the woolly mammoth's vast migration pattern played an active part in maintaining the health of the Arctic. With being said, they believe that in bringing back the long-gone species they could potentially positively impact their original ecosystem while helping combat climate change.
Colossal at one time had placed hope in being able to reintroduce the woolly mammoth back into the Siberian tundra, they are now having to pursue other options since politics have become somewhat of a hindrance. The DNA of the wooly mammoth is a 99.6 percent match of that of the Asian elephant leading the experts at Colossal to believe they are heading in the right direction to resurrect this, well, colossal ancient species.
“In the minds of many, this creature is gone forever,” the company says. “But not in the minds of our scientists, nor the labs of our company. We’re already in the process of the de-extinction of the Woolly Mammoth. Our teams have collected viable DNA samples and are editing the genes that will allow this wonderful megafauna to once again thunder through the Arctic.”
Through the process of gene editing, the scientists at Colossal will eventually fabricate an embryo of a mammoth and place it within an African elephant with hopes of repopulating the artic. Can you imagine a world where man and mammoth coexist again, after many a millennium?