The idea of bringing animals back from extinction Jurassic Park style may be closer to reality than you think.
This documentary sees a team of scientists travelling to northern Siberia, where the remains of a 40,000 year old mammoth have been found preserved in permafrost. This includes DNA, which might allow for the possibility of a genetically engineered elephant-mammoth hybrid, and future possible plans to bring other extinct animals back from the dead. Is such an idea feasible however?
Ice Age: Return of the Mammoth is on Channel 4 at 19.30.