Top 5 Extinct Animals we can Resurrect. The 5 extinct animals the are most likely to be resurrected soon are in this list. Hopefully extinction turns out to be a reversible process!
5. Baiji River Dolphin
Declared "functionally extinct" as recently as 2006, the Baiji River dolphin became the first cetacean to go extinct in modern times due to human influence. Because of its recent extinction, however, DNA can still be easily extracted from remains. In fact, efforts to retrieve and store the animal's DNA are under way. But would it have a home? The Yangtze River system in China, where this dolphin was found, remains heavily polluted…
Perhaps the world's most notorious extinct animal, the dodo was driven to extinction a mere 80 years after its discovery. Since the bird's habitat on the island of Mauritius contained no natural predators, the dodo evolved to have no fear of humans and was easily clubbed to death. The dodo may soon be reborn if scientists can locate enough DNA to create a clone that could be implanted in the eggs of closely related modern pigeons.
3. Gastric Brooding Frog
Scientists recently performed tests to see if the species would be a candidate for cloning. As of the last reports, embryos have been successfully cloned. This would be an awesome one to clone; these frogs became extinct in the mid-1980s and what makes them so special is that they give birth out of their mouths!
2. Woolly mammoth
Early in 2011, Japanese scientists announced that they planned to clone a woolly mammoth within five years. The clock is ticking, but with a little luck these ice age behemoths may soon become the first inhabitants of the world's first zoo for extinct animals.
Mammoths make particularly good candidates for resurrection because they went extinct so recently and because many intact specimens have been found frozen in the Arctic tundra.
1. Tasmanian Tiger
The Tasmanian tiger, native to Australia, was a remarkable animal that was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. The animals went extinct as recently as the 1930s, mostly due to the relentless efforts of bounty hunters. Because they went extinct so recently, specimens of the animal remain intact, pickled and preserved in museum jars. Some specimens that have been stuffed and displayed in museums may also still retain DNA. Projects to clone the thylacine are well under way already…