Colossal Laboratories and Biosciences is working on bringing back the Wooly Mammoth.  In fact, they expect it to happen in the next 4 years.

Let that sink in for a second.  No, I'm not talking about the next movie in the Jurassic Park series, this is real life.

What? Why?

They believe that by bringing the Mammoth back to life, they could help combat climate change in the tundra.

What? How?

They plan to place an embryo into an African Elephant.  Then, they plan to repopulate the Arctic with Wooly Mammoths.

What? Are they planning to bring any other animals back?

Yes, they're planning to bring back the Tasmanian tiger.

What? Why?

This reason is even stranger than the reasoning behind the Wooly Mammoth resurrection. They'd like to make up the damage to species done by over hunting.

What? What's next, the Dodo Bird?


Have these scientists never seen Jurassic Park?

We were talking about this today.  Yes, it would be really cool to see a Wooly Mammoth.  It's one of my favorite prehistoric animals. You know why?  It's a cuddlier version of the elephant.  What kid would take an elephant stuffed animal over a Wooly Mammoth?  Hardly any.

This brings me to my Jurassic Park comparison.  The raising dinosaurs from the dead thing didn't work out so well in the movies.  Dinosaurs are cool to read about, dig up, and look at at a museum.  When added to the world we live in now, it's a nightmare.

Why, then, would we bring something back that didn't deal with modern humans? Wooly Mammoths were around humans, but not sophisticated humans.  We're talking literal cavemen.  And the climate and general nature of the earth is significantly different than when they had their time on earth.

Montana was heavily populated by dinosaurs

The T-Rex ruled over Montana.  I wonder how cool it would be if they were reintroduced around Augusta and Choteau. I know, just sayin'.

And finally,

What makes you think they'll stop there?

This is, straight-up, a recipe for disaster.

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