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Perhaps one "extinct" animal that is being brought back to life is the Quagga. The idea is to take a closely related species (in this case, the plains zebra), and select the desired characteristics of the extinct animal. One could do a similar project with elephants with a selective breeding program to develop extra large, cold tolerant hairy elephants. With a long maturity period, it may take centuries, or perhaps even thousands of years to breed in the desired Mammoth characteristics.
An exquisitely preserved wooly mammoth is currently undergoing an autopsy in Siberia. Some experts believe they'll be able to extract high quality DNA and cells from the remains which could conceivably be used to clone the extinct mammal. The question now is, should we?...The samples were so amazingly well-preserved that fresh flowing blood was found within muscle tissue. ...As reported by the Siberian Times, the scientists have dissected the mammoth, revealing 43,000-year-old soft tissue that's better preserved than those of a human buried for six months.
What is treating it humanely?
Keeping in a zoo with 3 square meals a day?Sending it out into the wild in the Alaskan Tundra, where life is harsh. Breeding and slaughtering as livestock?
Clone the Mammoth! Canada needs big furry elephants. It just makes sense.