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Reported in The Mail on Sunday, 17-1-99.
Six extinct animals - at least one woolly mammoth, and possibly a woolly
rhinoceros - have been discovered frozen and almost perfectly preserved in
It is believed that it may be possible to extract DNA from the cells and
clone the mammoths, or, if frozen sperm can be found, crossbreed with modern
African elephants, and gradually produce a pure mammoth strain.
The search is led by a Frenchman, Bernard Buiges.

Opinions, anyone?

David Wengraf