Sergey Zimov and his son, Nikita, are attempting to recreate a long-lost ecosystem in the Siberian Arctic. It will be a refuge for species that survived the last Ice Age—and a perfect ecosystem to bring others back from extinction. They call it Pleistocene Park. “It’s one of the few places in the world where no one will really object to our experiments,” Nikita says in this short documentary, Mammoth, by Grant Slater. The Zimovs plan to populate the remote park with animals like bison, musk oxen, and even lab-grown woolly mammoths. They’ve already shipped hundreds of animals to the reserve.
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