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gena asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

is it *possible* that a animal who is gone for years and years born again????

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If I understand your question right, and that you are talking about a species really going extinct and reappearing naturally,

    it is theoretically possible, but so highly improbable that i don't think it has or will happen in nature. if species 1 goes extinct, and if species 2 has a common ancestor as species 1, it can so happen that species 2 may be subject to genetic variation that can evolve to the ancestral form again, which then evolves to species 1; or species 2 may perhaps directly mutate to give rise to species 1 again.

  • 1 decade ago

    With cloning now, almost, if you have a preserved DNA of that animal, though it would be ill advised. If you mean extinct or prehistoric creatures, don't take chances although cloning would work, with many trail and error. Possible yes, practical no, what would we do with it. We would just make it extinct again or we become extinct next time. But it is intriguing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes.

    The King cheetah, and the quagga.

    These are not really separate species. The King cheetah appears normally in the natural cheetah population every few generations.

    The quagga was a variant on the brown zebra. While the quaggas were exterminated, their genes live on in the brown zebras that lived nearby. Quaggas could be selectively bred from those zebras.

  • 1 decade ago

    It would depend on the DNA. If we could synthesize its DNA in the laboratory, then yes, it is most certainly possible. We are many years away however from having technology that could take that DNA and have it create that species.

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  • John C
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    1 decade ago

    Yes. Yes, it is.

    The tooth fairy will come back tomorrow, just go to sleep.

  • 1 decade ago

    what are you talkin about?

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