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Rare Mammoth bone found

Woolly Mammoth: A look at a rare discovery in the Loch Ryan beach

An extremely rare mammoth bone found on a beach in Scotland.

The mysterious bone was found on a beach in Loch Ryan in the south west of Scotland, by Nic Coombey of local economic development and environmental group Solway Firth nership.

The bone tissue was sent for scientific examination by experts of the National Museum of Scotland, who say that it’s probably a part of a woolly mammoth’s thigh bone.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH SKELETON FOUND IN FRANCE

The Solway Firth partnership notes that only one other woolly mammoth bone has been recorded in Scotland. However, the bone which was found in the 1800s, has been lost, as well as details about.

“Mammoth species roamed the steppes of North America and Western Europe to about 100,000 and 14,000 years ago,” explained the Solway Firth nership, in a statement. “The almost total glaciation of Scotland means mammoth remains are rarely found, although the tusks and teeth have been recorded at 10 locations.”

In 2012, there is an almost complete skeleton of a woolly mammoth was found in France, to the great delight of the archaeologists. Wooly mammoth found, however, are more common in Siberia, where the frozen remains were discovered on a number of occasions.

CAN THE LONG EXTINCT WOOLLY MAMMOTH BE CLONED?

The excavation of well-preserved mammoth remains and the advances in genetic research have led to discussion that the long-extinct animals can be cloned. However, the ethics of the scientists about the potential “de-extinction” of a species are hotly debated, with critics saying that the resources would be better spent on existing animals.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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