The return of the wooly mammoth??

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    wow, I seriously thought we wouldn't go there but, we did. lol We'll see in four - five years I guess.
     
  3. Brainchild

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    At this point, if we can't do this for thylacines, I highly doubt that we can produce mammoths.
     
  4. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    Well I've been hearing about this for years and I think if it's actually done it would be awesome :D 
     
  5. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Mammoth: "Why the hell is it so damn hot?"
    *drops dead*
     
  6. KnightHawkke

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    Probably not far from the truth, beside if they manage to even have one born alive from whatever animal they surrogate it from, high probability it would be sterile anyway
     
  7. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    The more important question is: "How will it taste?"
     
  8. KnightHawkke

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    Frosty!:lol 
     
  9. Lunar Archivist

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    I so look forward to the day when we can finally coin an antonym for the word "extinct". :) 
     
  10. Beastbot X

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    No.... just no. It's dead, let it stay dead.
     
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    Mmm...mammoth meat. With a side of BBQ sauce. :p 
     
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    Fuck yeah, Big Convoy can finally get a date.
     
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    Mammoth? Silly TFW! Have we forgotten about our own Haloid?
     
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    There's various stories of explorers cooking up meat from frozen mammoth carcases, or feeding their dogs with the stuff. Whether this happened for real or not is questionable.
     
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    Pot bellied Mammoths


    Pet of the future and you can eat it.
     
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    now lets get the sabertooth tiger back and eventually dinosaurs.

    it really would be awesome!

    no matter the cost.
     
  17. seeker311

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    Yeah, they have been talking about this since they found that preserved body of one in northern russia about 8 years ago, i think
     
  18. Tyrannosaur

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    They are trying something with the Thylacines. If that doesn't work the only other option I can think of is to reverse engineer the embryo a closely related Marsupial (Tazmanian devil maybe) into a Thylacine-like animal. Jack Horner is using that same idea with his dino chickens :lol 
    Here's a couple articles for more info:
    http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080520/full/news.2008.841.html
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2375112/?tool=pmcentrez

    It's a mammoth. It's not indestructible. Besides it's partially our fault they're extinct thanks Neolithic hunter-gatherers. Plus elephants are very intelligent animals and can and have been domesticated. Even Hannibal used them in his army when he tried to take over ancient Rome.


    If we successfully create a population of mammoths I could definitely see a massive reservation for them to thrive in within the Siberian Tundra.

    Look at this:
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    Now imagine this:
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    If this proves successful they can pull it off with modern rhinos to create ceolodonta. Or maybe create a Megatherium :D  There are tons of prehistoric animals we can bring back just by genetically modifying their living relatives.
     
  19. llamatron

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    I agree, we shouldn't step in and mess with nature like this, things die for a reason. Now let's stop all medical treatment of potentially fatal diseases.

    Really though, if they went extinct 5000 years ago it means the species only got 1000 years to live, that's not fair! They deserve another go.
     
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    i would definitely attend an ice age theme park.
     

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