Russians Want to Create Paleo Park

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    They’re going to start by cloning the Lenskaya horse they found in an excellent mummified condition and will then move on to bigger stuff.

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    Interestingly, Russia is planning a major new £4.5 million cloning facility, a “Paleo Park,” that aims to bring back to life the extinct woolly mammoth and rhinoceros as well as other long-gone species.

    The cloning laboratories – some sunk deep in the permafrost soil – aim to extend research by Russian scientists who are already working closely with South Korean specialists hoping to restore extinct species.

    Yakutsk is capital of diamond-rich Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, where 80 percent of finds of samples of Pleistocene and Holocene animals with preserved soft tissues have been made.

    It may not be so difficult as it sounds. Inject the DNA or whatever into eggs of a current species to give birth to an animal with the ancient genes.

    Seems some super-rich San Francisco dude is donating parts of his well-preserved saber-toothed tiger to a lab to have it cloned.

    More @ Scientists attempt to clone extinct horse from Siberian foal mummy
     
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    Could become the most visited park in the world
     
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    Woolly Mammoths will roam new Jurassic Park-style theme park with cave lions and extinct horses in ten years

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    Jurassic Park eat your heart out. This could be a for real thing.

    He said: “Cold-resistant elephants would flatten the insulating snow and supporting trees in winter and favor the highly heat reflective grass in summer.

    They would also help capture new carbon by enhancing the photosynthetic capacity of the vegetation.”

    Should Prof. Church and his Harvard uni team successfully clone woolly mammoths they would be taken to an extraordinary Ice Age safari park currently being developed by Russian scientists.

    Called the Pleistocene Park, the 20,000 hectare zone in the furthest stretches of remote Siberia has been created in a bid to recreate an Ice-Age ecosystem.

    Experts believe grazing woolly mammoths would also compact the snow in the winter and grass in the summer all of which lowers the permafrost temperature.

    Much more interesting stuff @ Woolly Mammoths will roam new Jurassic Park-style theme park with cave lions and extinct horses in ten years, Russian scientists say
     

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