Synopsis by Sean Hurley
This video from the Discovery Channel documents the progress of archaeologists as they carefully uncover a wooly mammoth from its centuries-old tomb of ice inside a Siberian ice cave. Intrepid scientists trudge to this forbidding environment to reveal the latest information they have gathered from this uniquely intact specimen. Scientists present hypothetical explanations for the extinction of this species 20,000 years ago, as well as exploring the possibilities for using the DNA of this specimen to clone a new wooly mammoth.
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), extinction, mammoth