Scientists Attempt to Clone Extinct Ice Age Lion

Scientists Attempt to Clone Extinct Ice Age Lion

Scientists Attempt to Clone Extinct Ice Age Lion

Scientists are attempting to clone extinct Ice Age lion cubs by finding DNA in the remains of the creatures.

Two cubs were found in Russia's Sakha Republic last August in a near-perfect state thanks to the deep-freeze conditions where they lay.

Researchers hope to find living tissues containing DNA in the remains, which will allow them to recreate the now extinct Ice Age cave lion.

The project is a joint venture by Russian and South Korean scientists at the Joint Foundation of Molecular Paleontology at North East Russia University in the city of Yakutsk.

Semyon Grigoriev, who is involved in the lion cub project, is also working on cloning a mammoth using the same process.

 

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