The Siberian Mammoth’s flesh, blood and bone after 10 000 years

Last week, Russian researches have discovered the well-preserved remains of a 10 000 years old mammoth on one of the Lyakhov islands of the New Siberian Archipelago. What is incredible about this discovery is that we can still see the flesh, the muscle and the bone of the mammoth despite the 10 000 years that separate us from the specie. Special attention was given to the mammoth’s blood as initial tests appeared to show that the mammoth’s blood does not freeze -despite minus 17 degrees – something that would explain how this species was able to survive to the harsh conditions of the North. Likewise, soon, speculations were made about the possibility of cloning the mammoth thanks to the blood sample that was discovered. You can learn more about it here !

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