February 22, 2023

“De-Extinction” Biotech Company Is Working To Bring the Woolly Mammoth Back To Life

If you were to walk around the Arctic tundra a few decades from now, the landscape might look straight out of the Ice Age. The region's most famous prehistoric fauna—the woolly mammoth—might be back from extinction and flourishing in its frigid element. A company called Colossal plans to bring the species back using modern DNA technology, a process they call “de-extinction.

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February 20, 2023

Zookeepers Finally Solve the Mystery of How an Isolated Gibbon Got Pregnant

When Momo the gibbon became pregnant two years ago, officials at the Japanese zoo where she resides were left scratching their heads. As the 12-year-old gibbon lives alone in her enclosure, they were unclear on how exactly she could have ended up pregnant. Now, thanks to DNA evidence, the mystery has been solved. The female white-handed gibbon certainly has neighbors, but they are separated by two barriers.

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February 19, 2023

Meet Bobi, the World’s Oldest Living Dog Who Is 30 Years Old

The average lifespan of a dog is about 10 to 13 years, although it varies among breeds and sizes. However, one pooch has surpassed that life expectancy, sticking around with his loving family for much longer than that. Bobi, a farm dog from Portugal, has been certified by Guinness World Records as not only the oldest dog living but the oldest dog ever.

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