The Return of the Woolly Mammoth

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Woolly mammoths have been extinct for thousands of years. They were exterminated when the last ice age ended, and water levels rose 400 feet. However, there is talk about a soon successful “reincarnation or dextinction” of our ancient elephant cousins, the mammoth. Recently $60 million has been added to the funding for the reincarnation of this giant mammal. By 2027, the Wooly Mammoth might be seen living again, walking on land with us humans for the first time in thousands of years. Here is some information on these shocking events. 


The Wooly Mammoth roamed the earth during the last Ice Age and provided food, bones, and fur to early humans. They made tools and weapons with bones and clothing with fur to keep them warm. It is still uncertain why the mammoths went extinct, although scientists concluded their extinction was due to a climate change that prevented them from grazing, leading to their extinction.

Junior Laird Fitzmaurice says, “It would be pretty cool if they came back, but they went extinct for a reason, it might affect ecosystems if they came back.” According to Colossal Laboratories & Biosciences, the Mammoth, if returned, will positively impact ecosystems today, with some goals being decelerating the melting of the arctic permafrost, saving modern elephants from extinction, and preventing the emission of greenhouse gases.

 Furthermore, senior Brandon Hernandez says, “I don’t think it’s a good idea for them to come back. I just believe there was a reason they were extinct, so if they came back, there may become an imbalance.” Others also say the mammoth will positively impact the world if reincarnated. On the other hand, there may also be issues with mammoths roaming the Earth again but won’t know until they are brought back. Keep an eye out in 2027.