Scientists from Japan and Russia want to create a safari park featuring real mammoths and woolly rhinoceros that will be open to tourists in the next 20 years. They plan to travel to Siberia to look for the frozen carcasses of dead prehistoric animals and take DNA from them, that can be transplanted into their living relatives, such as elephants and rhinos. These animals will hopefully give birth to the same kind of creatures that roamed the Earth 20,000 years ago.

“It probably sounds far-fetched, but it is absolutely possible to do this,” says Professor Akira Iritani. The key to the project’s success is finding perfectly preserved carcasses with undamaged DNA. The team is concentrating its search on a small area 300 miles south of the Arctic circle where Siberian tigers, steppe lions, giant deer and ancient foxes are believed to be buried.

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