Scientists in South Korea are attempting to use the DNA taken from blood and fresh samples of a 40,000 year-old (albeit well-preserved) woolly mammoth corpse to clone one and BRING IT BACK TO LIFE.
Sound crazy? Perhaps. But with the success that South Korean biotech company Sooam Biotech has had cloning dogs, they decided why not make the jump to huge extinct animals.
The company would most likely attempt to gestate the clone in an elephant, that being the closest species to the woolly mammoth today.
You may remember Sooam as the company that will clone your dog for you (for a hefty price).
What WILL they think of next?