Anatomy’s Darin Croft discusses possible mammoth-elephant embryo

Qs from kids: Could a mammoth and elephant mate?
Discovery: Some scientists hope to extract DNA from a frozen mammoth and insert it into an elephant egg to create an embryo; an elephant then would give birth to a baby mammoth. Even if the mammoth existed today, the two may not ever have mated, said Darin Croft, professor of anatomy. “Most species do not recognize other species as potential mates,” Croft said.