Wooly Mammoth’s survival secret

This article caught my eye recently:

Mammoths had more than woolly coats to protect them from the frigid conditions of their sub-zero stomping grounds, scientists have discovered.

The extinct beasts had a form of antifreeze blood that kept their bodies supplied with oxygen in the sub-zero temperatures, according to a study of DNA extracted from 43,000-year-old mammoth remains.

I’ve always been fascinated by Wooly mammoths.  they’re so like modern day elephants and yet so alien like in their size, look and, erm, wooliness.

Funny that even today we’re able to learn more about them because they discovered whole frozen specimens in the ice!

I really hope that they manage to clone one! :P

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