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Will the mammoth return to life in 2020?

Science never ceases to amaze. A team of scientists at Harvard University has set out to recover the woolly mammoth, a species that went extinct 4,000 years ago. It seems like a chimera from Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, but they intend to recover this giant mammal using a hybrid embryo, joining DNA from the mammoth in question and its closest living relative, the Asian elephant. Professor George Church will be in charge of directing the team. As explained in the British newspaper 'The Guardian' are just two years to achieve what they call "de-extinction" of the woolly mammoth with the development of hybrid embryos.     Mammoth history The woolly mammoth or tundra mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is a species of...

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African vs Asian Elephant

Did you know that the African elephant has a distant relative in Asia? It is the Asian elephant, an amazing species that differs from the African in size, shape of the ears and even in the head. These are the main differences between the Asian elephant and the African elephant. Size Asian elephants are smaller than African elephants. The Asian is about two meters tall, six meters long and weighs 5,000 kilos, while the African reaches 3.5 meters high, seven long and 7,000 kilos. With this size, the African elephant is the largest terrestrial mammal in the animal world. Ears The shape of the ears is another clue that will help us identify the species of elephant. The Asian has...

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