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I think I should be able to get a pet..

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RunRabbit Sat 06-Oct-12 17:01:51

Mammoth.

Hear me out!

A well-preserved mammoth carcass has been in the permafrost of northern Siberia. Apart from bone they found flesh and organs. If they got DNA from the flesh and organs and created a genome, they could clone it and place the cloned embryo in an elephant to carry it to term.

It could happen, right? Right!? grin

BBC

GrimAndHumourless Sat 06-Oct-12 17:06:50

ahhh yes, then I want them to engineer them to be smaller and smaller til you get one teacup-sized

perfick

MothershipG Sat 06-Oct-12 17:12:09

YY Grim Me too! Me too! I want a teacup Mammoth! (Wonder what the dogs will make of it?) grin

ChaoticismyLife Sat 06-Oct-12 17:21:56

A teacup-sized mammoth sounds perfect. I want one grin

RunRabbit Sat 06-Oct-12 17:28:34

You could breed them like dogs and get..

Teacup Mammoths like Yorkies
Sausage shaped Mammoth like the Dachshund
Or Hairless like the Chinese Crested grin

ThatBloodyKnid Sat 06-Oct-12 17:31:46

No, I think it would have to be a full-sized mammoth. Imaging taking it for a walk. Although ... I suppose you would need bin bags to pick up its poo. And can you imagine the threads on Mumsnet about people who don't clear up their mammoth's poo!

I would prefer a House hippo.

picnicbasketcase Sat 06-Oct-12 17:37:21

I want a tiny woolly elephant as much as the next person, but should they really mess around with DNA? Next thing you know there's an island somewhere full of paraceratherium and a really pissed off Richard Attenborough.

RunRabbit Sat 06-Oct-12 17:43:47

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Hippos are very aggressive towards humans. Would you keep it muzzled?

It would be a teeny tiny one, RunRabbit - I can't do the links on the iPad, but I'd you search house hippo on YouTube, you will find a video of the cute little creature.

maristella Sat 06-Oct-12 18:12:31

I'd still like a tiny giraffe grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 06-Oct-12 18:18:54

Id rather have a teacup Diplo docus! grin

GrimAndHumourless Sat 06-Oct-12 18:20:53

awwwwwwwwww teacup diplodocus

McHappyPants2012 Sat 06-Oct-12 18:24:55

On spykids film there was a miniature zoo smile

Love a mini lion

TheGOLDCunnyFunt Sat 06-Oct-12 18:25:47

Dino grin

McHappyPants2012 Sat 06-Oct-12 18:26:45

spykids.wikia.com/wiki/Romero's_Zoo

RunRabbit Sat 06-Oct-12 18:29:18

The house Hippo is the size of a rat grin

RunRabbit Sat 06-Oct-12 18:32:05

That's unrealistic. You're not going to find any remains with Dinosaur DNA

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 06-Oct-12 18:35:44

Mammoths always look a bit smelly to me.

redwhiteandblueeyedsusan Sat 06-Oct-12 19:13:51

but not if you live in rented accomodation that specifies no petss.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 06-Oct-12 22:37:47

You could have a teacup Pterodactyl. Keep it in the budgie cage? grin

InvisibleHotPinkWeasel Sat 06-Oct-12 22:41:03

we're still working on it

InvisibleHotPinkWeasel Sat 06-Oct-12 22:42:18

My ds will be thrilled with the info in your op grin, as will I ....I want a purple one.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 06-Oct-12 23:22:35

House hippo advert I will settle for any savanna animal (mini-giraffe anyone?) or a mammoth. I'm not fussy.

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