FoxNews.com - Researchers Aim to Clone, Resurrect Mammoth Within Five Years Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in about five years time, a report Monday said. The researchers will try to revive the species by obtaining tissue this summer from the carcass of a mammoth preserved in a Russian research laboratory, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported. "Preparations to realize this goal have been made," Akira Iritani, leader of the team and a professor emeritus of Kyoto University, told the mass-circulation daily. Under the plan, the nuclei of mammoth cells will be inserted into an elephant's egg cells from which the nuclei have been removed to create an embryo containing mammoth genes, it said. The embryo will then be inserted into an elephant's womb in the hope that the animal will eventually give birth to a baby mammoth. Researches hope to achieve their aim within five to six years, the Yomiuri said. It's cool and creepy that we can do this. This does raise a few questions for me though; How's it going to live? The climate it would be used to is long gone. What's it going to eat? It's food source, that it's born to eat, is also long gone. Who's going to handle it? Do we assume an elephant trainer can to the same with a much larger animal? I see a lot of things that can go wrong, and cause the animal to suffer, with little that needs to be learned for the cost.