This is really cool. Scientists believe that they have found a protein — hemoglobin — in mammoths that had adapted to release oxygen into their bodies like a type of “anti-freeze blood” to allow the animals to survive harsh winter conditions.
The scientists were able to “revive” the blood so that it was like taking a blood sample from a living mammoth.
The anti-freeze blood allowed the mammoths to flourish during Pleistocene times and to star in a series of Ice Age movies.
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