Elephant Animals

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/3/2010 11:15
  • Ended: 8/6/2010 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 32
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Elephant Animals
Contest Directions: Mammoth No. 59 was discovered at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs today. This discovery pushes the number of mammoths discovered at Hot Springs to 59 56 Columbian and three Woolly. The woolly mammoth was an elephantid species and most closely related to today's Asian elephants. Even though mammoths originally lived in a more tropical climate, they migrated to the Arctic where the adopted to colder climate. Scientists have long been trying to recreate mammoths from the DNA of the frozen mammoths found in the permafrost of the Arctic. The concept is complex and involves genetic engineering and surrogate mother-ship - implanting the woolly mammoth's DNA into an egg cell of the female elephant and then planting the egg into the female elephant's womb where it should develop into an embryo. So far no such attempts have been successful, but scientists are now one step closer to recreating woolly mammoth's blood from the DNA.
Would the chances of bringing the woolly mammoth back to life be higher if we put the mammoth's DNA into the womb of some other animal species? Show us what cross-species between mammoths (or elephants) and other animals would look like. Since elephants and mammoths are very close relatives, we'll accept entries using elephants "as mammoths".

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/3/2010 11:15
    • Ended: 8/6/2010 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 32
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
32 hi-res pictures
  • House Fly Elephant

    House Fly Elephant
  • The Amazing Elephant Man

    The Amazing Elephant Man
  • Woman Riding a Sea Horse Elephant

    Woman Riding a Sea Horse Elephant
  • Humming Bird Elephant on a Cat

    Humming Bird  Elephant on a Cat
  • Squirrel Elephant

    Squirrel Elephant
  • Ali the Alcaholic Elephant Lizard

    Ali the Alcaholic Elephant Lizard
  • Mammoth Armadillo Elephant

    Mammoth Armadillo Elephant
  • Sarah Palin The Wooly Mammoth

    Sarah Palin The Wooly Mammoth
  • Elephant Pigs

    Elephant Pigs
  • Strange Elephant Bird

    Strange Elephant Bird
32 high resolution images
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