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Scientists Debate the Prospects for Bringing Woolly Mammoth Back to Life

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An artist's rendering of an Ice Age mammoth skeleton (Credit : The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits)

We want you to name a remote Russian city. It's in Siberia, on the banks of the Lena River – which flows north into the Arctic Ocean.

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The city's home to a couple of interesting museums.

One is devoted to permafrost, and the other to wooly mammoths.

Russian scientists have discovered a woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island. It was preserved in ice below the Siberian permafrost for thousands of years.

The find has fueled speculation that it may be possible to clone the Ice Age animal.

The answer to Friday's "wooly" Geo Quiz is the Russian city of Yakutsk.

Russian scientists from the Siberian city have discovered a woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island.

It was preserved in ice below the Siberian permafrost for thousands of years.

The find has fueled speculation that it may be possible to clone the Ice Age animal.

But University of London paleontologist Scott Elias tells host Marco Werman that the Jurassic Park scenario is still the stuff of fiction.