An exhibit at the Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, here in Odaiba, Tokyo, is suggesting that mammoths may be brought back to life and become part of the world’s future.
The mammoth exhibit is currently available until November 4th, 2019, and I would highly recommend you go before it closes!
Even though mammoths have been extinct for more than 4,000 years, their extinction could possibly end. Global warming has been melting the snow and ice in Siberia is the cause of new discoveries of mammoth remains. The exhibition takes you through the whole journey of the past, present, and future, of mammoths and the scientists discovering these remains.
Scientists and researchers have traveled to the very Northern parts of Russia and are discovering mammoths remains unlike any others found before. Due to the extremely cold climate in Siberia, the mammoths have been preserved very well. They have found an entire baby mammoth completely intact with skin and fur still on it.
Many other remains like this have been found since, and what’s incredible is scientists have been able to extract well-preserved DNA samples from the remain. Which is where the idea of bringing mammoths back to life comes from. But, some people question: is it ethical, is it viable?
Only time will tell on this new frontier of science.
If you are someone who is interested in ancient history and fascinated about the future I would recommend you take the time to visit this exhibition. You will walk through what life looked for mammoths when they lived and you will be amazed at the remains that have been discovered and where the future will take us with DNA and technology.
To find out more about dates and times and to visit the exhibit click HERE.