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A Japanese organization’s dream of resurrecting the mammoth from extinction using cloning techniques and animal skin discovered in Siberia was dashed Friday when they declared that the skin is probably not from a mammoth at all, but from an animal resembling a rhinoceros.

The skin was unearthed in August last year from frozen ground in Russia’s Sakha Republic in Siberia by the Mammoth Creation Association, a group based in Miyazaki Prefecture.

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