Plot & Details
Many academicians scoffed at Jurassic Park as scientifically impossible, but the Discovery Channel documentary Baby Mammoth suggests otherwise. This program travels to the wilds of central Siberia, where a cadre of gold miners happens to unearth a baby mammoth, frozen and preserved in ice during the Pleistocene Era. The subthermal preservation of the animal's corpus enables scientists to study, in exacting detail, how the beast lived and died, and brings them to the surprising conclusion that DNA cloning of such a specimen might in fact become a concrete reality in the very near future. The program then speculates at length on the scientific basis for this possibility and its potential ramifications.