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Kingpoleon
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« on: November 07, 2019, 10:10:57 AM »

The main ethical problem is what would you use as a surrogate mother to bring the clone to term? A secondary problem is we might have difficulty in providing extinct animals with an appropriate microbiome. Another is what about behaviors they would've learned from their parents and/or herd?
Asian elephants are broadly similar enough to be able to bring them to term, assuming we donít develop an artificial womb.

I broadly support this idea, so long as we implement it reasonably and responsibly. Limit it to a few small islands at first so we can ascertain the negative effects on a limited scale. It should be noted woolly mammoths can swim in the ocean, too, for at least seven kilometers.

Proof:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_mammoth#Evolution
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Kingpoleon
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 05:21:47 PM »

Do we even have the genetic material to do it? That's always going to be a concern with attempts to revive a species.
Considering the last male only died ~5 years ago? Um... yes. Genetic material is pretty hardy.
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