Today on slashdot I saw an article talking about how the DNA of the wolly mammoth has been fully sequenced. This reminds me of another article I read a few years back about Japanese researchers going to Russia and collecting as many frozen mammoth bodies as they could get a hole of.
This is from the BBC:
It shows that the mammoth was most closely related to the Asian rather than the African elephant.
The three groups split from a common ancestor about six million years ago, with Asian elephants and mammoths diverging about half a million years later.
Any bets on how long before we see an elephant-mammoth crossbreed based on the techniques used to clone Dolly?