Can We Bring Back Extinct Species? Yes… and No

By Mikael Angelo S. Francisco

Contribution participating in the INPST 2018 Science Communication Awards contest.

Approximately 3,600 years ago, the last of the woolly mammoths took their final steps on the frosty soil of Wrangel Island, 140 km off the Russian coast. A small group of around 500 or so stragglers somehow managed to find their way to that isolated island, subsequently outliving their mainland counterparts by roughly 6,000 years.

 Asian Elephant - Richard Towell/Flickr; Woolly Mammoth - Wikimedia Commons
Asian Elephant – Richard TowellFlickr; Woolly Mammoth – Wikimedia Commons
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