Project Revive coming soon.
Woodland Park, CO — Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center (RMDRC) announced earlier today that they would be the first lab in the world to successfully clone an extinct species. “Recent discoveries and advances in carbon dating, electron microscopes and genetic engineering has made it possible to reconstruct the dna double helix of a Triceratops” says JJ Trebold president of the Center.
The kimono dragon (aka the kimono monitor) of Madagascar will be the host eggs for this historic event. Even though most dinosaurs died out during the Pleistocene, the kimono dragon survived and has remained virturally unchanged for the last 900,000 years.
This project should take 5 years to initiate and complete. Initial estimates put the cost at $70 million and the money comes from grants and donations from Monsanto, Dow, Dupont, major universities and private donors. A paypal account and a kickstart fund will be set up for additional donations.
Phase one will be the search for an architect to design the expansion necessary to complete the project.
Phase two will be an extensive remodel and upgrade consisting of state of the art research center, an education center, multimedia theater and expansion of the parking lot. It is thought that 80 to 100 new jobs will be created in Woodland Park through this project.
Phase three will be the start of the social media with live Q&A sessions via Skype slated for January 2017. Twitter, facebook, youtube, snapchat to name a few will be utilized also. A local advertising firm and marketing firm will be retained to complete this phase.
Phase four will start in late 2017 or early 2018 and will see the unfertilized eggs arriving in Woodland Park so the dna of the kimono dragon can be properly extracted, altered and the eggs fertilized. The eggs will then be incubated and placed in the main viewing area of the Center. Normal kimono dragon eggs take 5 to 8 months to hatch. These will have a longer gestation period and are expected to hatch around April of 2019. There are normally 7 to 10 in a brood.
2020 sees the completion of Project Revive with distribution of the Triceratops around the world. 2 of them will be released in the Everglades in an attempt to control the estimated 10,000 Burmese Pythons there. Requests for Triceratops are expected from all over the world but will be limited at first to countries with the proper climate or the ability to build the right kind of facility necessary for their survival. Eventually other extinct species are going to be brought back including the sabertooth tiger, the wooly mammoth, carrier pidgeon and dodo bird. They also expect a non-gullible human to be discovered.