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Could the woolly mammoth soon walk again? Published: February 28, 2014

Pleistocene Park is a remote 16-square-kilometer patch of tundra located north of Siberia.

It was created as part of an attempt to take a 15,000-year step back in time and restore the vast, cold mammoth steppe ecosystem that once covered much of Europe, North America and Russia during the Pleistocene epoch.

A combination of natural climate warming and human hunting eradicated many of the large mammals that once roamed this land. Each animal fulfilled a niche and kept the ecosystem in balance.

While the musk ox, bison, moose, horses and reindeer have all been returned to Pleistocene Park, there is one extinct animal that has yet to walk this preserved mammoth steppe: the mammoth itself.

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