A study suggests that the previous identified population of woolly mammoths did not inevitably die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic variety. Scientists working together in the UK and Sweden also utter we investigate could have vast implications for current day protection programs. They examined skeleton, teeth and tusks from the isle and compared these with samples found in Chukotka in north-east Siberia.
The report concluded that the island was large sufficient for the creatures and so the last extermination was not a delayed outcome of a predictable process such as inbreeding. According to Dr Dalen We took a statistical approach to the genetics and information. We found that there were at least 500-1,000 mammoths at any one time living on the islet previous to they died out.