What do saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths and the dodo all have in common?
They’re all extinct, and some theorize humans played a large part in this. What if we could bring them back? What if we could apologize for our wrongdoings as a species and welcome these creatures onto our planet again? Is it scientifically possible?
One day, this might not be a hypothetical, as science is getting closer to bringing extinct animals back. Known as de-extinction, it’s the process of bringing extinct animals back from the dead. What used to be science fiction is slowly becoming a reality.
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