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Scientists to try to clone Siberian foal with liquid blood found in 42,000-year-old carcass

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 13:06:47-04

Experts are going to try to clone an ancient foal after finding a frozen 42,000-year-old carcass in a Siberian region.

CNN reports that mammoth tusk hunters located the deceased foal in a crater in Siberia's Verkhoyansk region. It was discovered last summer when temperatures had dropped to -90 degrees Fahrenheit. .

The frozen carcass contained liquid blood and urine that experts have extracted for study. The animal’s fluids will reportedly be used to try to clone the species.

Aside from the bodily fluids, the foal also had preserved fur, CNN says.

Researchers believe the foal died at two weeks old, likely by drowning in mud.

It is set to go on display with The Mammoth exhibition in Japan beginning in June 2020.