Russian scientists extract blood still in liquid form as well as muscle tissue from a frozen mammoth allegedly 10 to 15 thousand years old!
Discovered in Siberian permafrost, the animal's muscle tissue has also been very well preserved says Semyon Grigoriev, a scientist at Russia's Mammoth Museum.
"The meat looks quite fresh, it's reddish in color in some parts but I can't say it smells fresh," he says.
Grigoriev suspects the mammoth's blood may have had cryo-protective features to help it survive long winters.
And according to Russian media, this is the best preserved mammoth blood ever found.
Which raises the subject of cloning - which to date has been unsuccessful.