Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mammonth Fossil Found in Siberia

Ewww, shades of Jurassic Park! They're talking about cloning it.

A four feet three inches tall, 110 pounds female woolly mammoth calf is the most perfectly preserved specimen of the extinct species found till date, scientists have said.

The discovery of the 10000-year-old fossil, complete with all legs, trunk, eyes and fur on the body, has also raised the prospect of its cloning, they have said. The fossil was discovered lying on her side near Yurlei River in the frozen soils of Yamal Peninsula, north-west Siberia, by a reindeer herder, Yuri Khudi.