While we are still waiting for flying cars to appear on the scene,  another long-awaited fixture of the 'future' may finally be happening:  the return of the woolly mammoth!

The lead scientists for a team of researchers at Harvard has revealed  that their efforts to revive the famed beast are advancing at a  remarkable pace.

Professor George Church told the Guardian that the scientists are only about two years away from creating an elephant-mammoth hybrid.

The amazing specimen, Church says, would contain a number of traits  taken from the DNA of the extinct animal, including its unique ears and  trademark woolly mane.

Learn more about this incredible story of the 'mammophant' at the Coast to Coast AM website.