a shaggy-coated mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, that lived in cold regions across Eurasia and North America during the Ice Age, known from fossils, cave paintings, and well-preserved frozen carcasses.
- Also called Siberian mammoth.
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Whatever the name, bringing back some version of a woolly mammoth sounds like its coming straight out of Jurassic Park.
It’s almost been a decade since Harvard geneticist George Church first talked about using synthetic biology to bring woolly mammoths back to life.This CRISPR startup thinks that mammoths can save the Arctic. Is it right? | Charlotte Hu | September 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
In Pig, a strange and wonderful movie as direct as its stubby little title, Cage plays a hermit, a woolly mammoth of a man who lives alone, or nearly alone, in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.In Pig, Nicolas Cage Plays a Grouchy, Meditative Hermit—and Gives His Best Performance in Years | Stephanie Zacharek | July 15, 2021 | Time
On its website, for instance, visitors can peruse or download free, 3-D scans of everything from the Apollo 11 command module to a complete woolly mammoth skeleton.How science museums reinvented themselves to survive the pandemic | Emily Anthes | June 4, 2021 | Science News
Now, we think the Columbian mammoths likely obtained their mitochondria by reproducing with woolly mammoth females.We Sequenced the Oldest Ever DNA From Million-Year-Old Mammoths | David Díez-del-Molino | February 21, 2021 | Singularity Hub
An army of Wildlings, some giants, and a woolly mammoth or two?Team USA Goalie Tim Howard Goes Viral: All the Best Memes | Melissa Leon | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rockefeller Republicans have long gone the way of the woolly mammoth.Tom Petri's Primary Challenge May Mark End Of Rockefeller Republicanism | Ben Jacobs | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Did she learn from the New York 23rd District election that being a moderate Republican is a lot like being a woolly mammoth?
The characteristic tundra animal is the reindeer, though musk-ox, woolly mammoth, and others were wide-spread at this time.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
About these lost lowlands wandered herds of the woolly mammoth.Prose Idylls | Charles Kingsley
Arrival of the tundra fauna, the reindeer, the woolly mammoth, and the woolly rhinoceros.Men of the Old Stone Age | Henry Fairfield Osborn
It was associated with bones of the woolly mammoth, the rhinoceros, the reindeer, and a few fragments of other human bones.Men of the Old Stone Age | Henry Fairfield Osborn