BIOTECH COMPANY COLOSSAL PLANS TO REINTRODUCE WOOLLY MAMMOTH TO THE WORLD IN 4 YEARS
It’s that time again to talk about something that has never happened before. Which is actually somewhat disjointed, because this news is something that has never, ever happened before. You’ve likely read about how scientists had been working on using the genes they’ve found from woolly mammoth bodies humans have discovered, frozen for many thousands of years. Some of them have even been remarkably intact. So much so, that human scientists have had enough raw, real and preserved woolly mammoth tissue to actually, really bring them back from extinction. Sure, people have been talking about this for a while now. But now there is a real timeline of 4 years!
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COLOSSAL PLANS TO BRING BACK MAMMOTH FROM EXTINCTION TO HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
This news comes from the biotech company Colossal, which is actively working to reincarnate the never seen in modern times woolly mammoth. They say we will finally get to see one in the here and now. Well, the here and now in the year 2027, that is. Just a year ago, Colossal received an additional $60 million of funding to continue their work in the gene-editing project they started in 2021. Some people are skeptical of the idea and don’t think bringing this once common animal back from the past. But Colossal says they plan to reintroduce the woolly mammoth into its old ecosystem. They think this could help us fight climate change.
ORIGINALLY REINTRODUCTION WAS PLANNED FOR SIBERIA, BUT WAR IN UKRAINE IN THE WAY
Colossal explains that the woolly mammoth had a huge migration pattern in the Arctic, which was a key component to maintaining the Arctic’s ecosystem. But clearly that has been missing for many thousands of years. Originally, Colossal had planned on first reintroducing them into Siberia. But that is clearly not an option given what is happening with Russia these days, with no end in sight. We’ll just have to wait and see how all this plays out. But now, the wait is almost officially over. If the return of the woolly mammoth is successful, we’ll then be waiting to see if Colossal or a group like them can do the same work with the also extinct Tasmanian tiger!