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Russian scientists hope to bring back 50,000-year-old cave lion Jurassic Park-style



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Added 11-13-17 11:24:02pm EST - “On the bank of Tirekhtykh River in the Abyisky district of Yakutia in Siberia, a tiny animal was found “perfectly preserved” with its paw clearly visible and resting on the head of the animal. Because of the perfect preservation,…” - Thechive.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thechive.com: “Russian scientists hope to bring back 50,000-year-old cave lion Jurassic Park-style”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On the bank of Tirekhtykh River in the Abyisky district of Yakutia in Siberia, a tiny animal was found “perfectly preserved” with its paw clearly visible and resting on the head of the animal. Because of the perfect preservation, it has made scientists hopeful that the animal could be cloned and the species brought back to life.

The creature is believed to be an extinct cave lion cub about eight weeks old from the Ice Age, about 50,000 years ago. Scientists can’t say how it died but did note that since it was permanently frozen it helped stop the decaying of the remains.

“It is a perfectly preserved lion cub, all the limbs have survived. There are no traces of external injuries on the skin. The preservation is so good that it raises hopes of cloning the species back to life.”

Are you saying you’re trying to pull a Jurassic Park and bring this species back to life? If that’s so, I think Dr. Ian Malcolm has something to say about this.

Either way, it’s an intriguing discovery that could lead to an even bigger scientific path to bring more species back to life if there are proper preservation methods.

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