Dinosaur cloning rumours “untrue” says Clive Palmer.
Rumours of a cloned dinosaur being shown in a new tourism development in Australia have been denied by the Australian billionaire behind the story, Clive Palmer.
During a press conference yesterday to discuss the proposed resort at Yaroomba, the mining billionaire told the Gold Coast Bulletin that “It’s just a beat-up of a story and untrue. There was never any verification, the journalist never spoke to me”.
The Roslin Institute, which stunned the world when it created the world’s first cloned mammal with Dolly, says resurrecting dinosaurs would be difficult because a suitable surrogate to carry a baby dinosaur would be hard to find.
It is also unlikely that whole dinosaur cells still exist — even if the carcass were frozen.
More than 100,000 whole dinosaur cells would probably be needed to even attempt to clone a dinosaur.
The conference did confirm plans for a dinosaur theme park (without the real dinosaurs), along with a few interesting ideas including a 400 person hovercraft between the resort and nearby airport, and a rooftop mini-golf course.
the ultimate disappointment