Biotech Company Plans To Create Wooly Mammoth Hybrid

Life is imitating art in the form of Colossal Biosciences, a company that boasts it may be able to produce Wooly Mammoth hybrids using the genetic material taken from 10,000-year-old intact specimens found in the Arctic ice. It would do so by combining the Mammoth’s DNA with stem cells from Asian Elephants.

In actuality, the animal would not be a true Wooly Mammoth, but a “a mammoth-like elephant designed to thrive in the cold,” per a statement in the Washington Post.

The YouTube channel for Colossal Biosciences describes the company’s activities: “… creates disruptive technologies for extinct species restoration, critically endangered species protection and the repopulation of critical ecosystems that support the continuation of life on Earth.”

Critics are uneasy about the ethics and wisdom of the “de-extincting” of species. There are a plethora of unknown factors and potential consequences involved. These include the criteria used to determine which species are revived, where they should be released into the wild, the impact on other species and the difficulties newly reborn animals would face in adapting to the current age. Finally, there would be inevitable practical and financial impacts on the public.

Colossal Bioscience plans to revive not only the Wooly Mammoth but also other extinct species such as the Tasmanian Tiger and the Dodo Bird.

The company has leftist and globalist ties, as the World Economic Forum (WEF) named it a leading Technology Pioneer in 2022.

Wooly Mammoths reportedly became extinct about 4,000 years ago, when the earth’s total population was about thirty million people and long before humans burned fossil fuels. Environmental activists often express panic over human-caused extinction of species. It is viewed as disturbing a perceived balance. However, human-initiated revival of species would also upset that equilibrium — in unpredictable ways.

Ian Malcom’s character in the film Jurassic Park had a cautionary message: “Genetic power is the most awesome force the planet’s ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that’s found his dad’s gun.”

Environmentalists often only understand issues in terms of platitudes and politics, not the reality of the science. An example is that of the near-extinct California Condor. While leftist conservation groups assume the cause of their demise is thinning eggshells and poisoned carcasses, the reality may be different. The extinction of large North American mammals such as the Sabretooth Cat and the aforementioned Wooly Mammoth may have left insufficient food sources for the scavenger birds, dwindling their population to near extinction.