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  1. Mammoth ivory back from the dead

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Researchers say that climate change killed off the woolly mammoth more than 4,000 years ago, but now it looks as if warmer weather is bringing them back- as prized symbols ... to the surface. The Russians, who must have permits to collect the dead animals, gather the tusks, which are then exported. It is thought that the remains of up to 150 million woolly mammoths may ...

  2. Cloners race expo for the perfect woolly mammoth

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese scientists seeking to clone a woolly mammoth to stock a 'pleistocene park' claim the upcoming World Expo has put their scientific research back by years. Kazufumi Goto, a reproductive physiologist, believes that frozen sperm or even soft tissue taken from a woolly mammoth trapped in the Russian permafrost will allow him to regenerate ...

  3. Resurrecting a mammoth gift

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg The woolly mammoths that lived in the cold Pleistocene era may have helped humans to survive the Ice Age, but they paid a high price for it: their own extinction. Now, the 'unselfish' extinct mammoth may help us again. First of all let's ask: how could these 'elephants' survive the cold? They had a woolly coat. But this is not enough to help them survive ...

  4. Seeing the Elephant- The Ties that Bind Humans and Elephants

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... of biological and cultural evolution played out over aeons'. It's that, and more. The Asian elephant, the reader will learn, is the ancestor, not the descendant, of the woolly mammoth ...

  5. Mammoth mummy makes HK debut

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Five men lifted Lyuba from her storage box. Hands sheathed in white gloves, they gingerly raised the 42,000-year-old remains of the woolly mammoth calf ... the best-preserved baby woolly mammoth specimen ever found. She now finds herself in Hong Kong and, from tomorrow, in IFC Mall in Central. 'We're trying to bring art and culture ...

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    Discovery of mammoth with liquid blood fuels hopes of cloning

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... A near-perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood has been found on a remote Arctic island, fuelling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal, Russian scientists said. The carcass ... form?" Woolly mammoths are thought to have died out about 10,000 years ago, although scientists think small groups of them lived longer in Alaska and on islands off Siberia. Scientists have ...

  7. Giant shaggy animals roamed earth 2 million years ago

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Giant woolly mammoths are thought to have roamed the earth about 2 million years ago during the ice age. An adult mammoth weighed up to 4.5 tonnes. They were similar to modern-day ... in shape than those of the females, and could grow up to 5 metres long. The giant protrusions are thought to have been used to scrape snow off vegetation. The woolly mammoth had a hump of fat ...

  8. The oldest of furry rhinos

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter A woolly rhinoceros fossil dug up by a team of Chinese and American scientists is believed to be the oldest of its kind yet found. It was found on the Tibetan Plateau. The find has led researchers to think that some giants such as woolly mammoths, great sloths and sabre-tooth cats may have evolved in highlands before the Ice Age. The woolly rhino lived some 3.6 ...

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    Creative jewellery makers turn to ancient, fossilised materials

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Francesca Fearon

    ... is not jewellery to do the washing-up in," Bibi van der Velden says as she slips on dragon, alligator and gecko rings finely carved from a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth tooth. "It [the ... sculptress-turned-jeweller, who has been working with woolly mammoth teeth for five years. "I like the fact that this has been under the ice all these years, and I am bringing it back to life as a jewel." ...

  10. Mammoth error at fossils exhibition

    Posted Sep 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... between 10 and 20 million years old. But the remaining four skeletons are well under 500,000 years old, including a straight-toothed elephant from about 100,000 years ago and a woolly mammoth ... Will Clem Publicity material wrongly claims skeletons to be up to 65 million years old Property giant Sino Group has made a mammoth error in its promotional and educational material ...




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