The blood is very dark and was found when scientists broke through the ice. The ice cavities were broken and the blood came flowing out. Scientists believe that the blood was still in liquid form due to the survival mechanisms of the mammoth. The fact that the blood did not freeze in extreme temperatures may have been how the mammoth kept itself warm.
The blood was collected in tubes and sent for testing. In addition the carcass’ muscle tissue was also in perfect condition meaning there are a number of different types of cells scientists have access to.
Scientists believe that it now may be possible to clone the woolly mammoth… an animal which went extinct over 10,000 years ago.