Researchers from the Northeast Federal University in Yakutsk found a well preserved 10,000-year-old female mammoth carcass buried in ice on the Lyakhovsky Islands. When scientists poked the frozen body with a pick dark blood flowed out, which shocked everyone. "The fragments of muscle tissues, which we've found out of the body, have a natural red color of fresh meat. The reason for such preservation is that the lower part of the body was underlying in pure ice," said Semyon Grigoriev, the head of the expedition and of the university's Mammoth Museum. How exciting is that? May be we'll get to see a live mammoth after all. Cloning could be on the way.
Today's scientific and technological advancements makes it realistic to actually clone one of these beasts with the help of the discovered blood sample. Wouldn't that be exciting?!