Russian scientists are trying to clone pre-historic animals and a wooly mammoth is one of them.
Scientist plan to use DNA samples from the animals that were frozen in the Siberian permafrost in order to revive ancient species and create a real-life Jurassic Park.
Scientists at the laboratory at the Mammoth Museum of the Institute of Applied Ecology at the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk plan to extract a live DNA sample from more than 2,000 rare exhibits contained in the lab.
This laboratory is equipped with freezers which can preserve tissue samples at -87 degrees Celsius. Also, the samples will be analyzed within the laboratory.
The purpose of this is to create a specially designed nature reserve located on the Kolyma River in Yakutia, which will be populated by extinct animals.
Scientist plan to obtain DNA samples of woolly rhinoceros, early ancestors of bison and bulls, cave bears and cave lions.
Scientists have at their disposal a perfectly-preserved mummified puppy, a sample of a pre-historic 4,500 year-old horse, 8,000-years-old ancient bison species and 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth Yuka.
Scientists at Harvard and the University of Chicago are also trying to clone ancient animals.
Russian scientists are collaborating with Korean biotech firm Sooam and the Beijing Genomics Institute in China in order to exploit their experience and guarantee the success of the project.