Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Scientists successfully clone endangered black-footed ferret

 A group of scientists have done the unthinkable and have successfully created the world's first cloned black-footed ferret.

According to the San Diego Zoo, the animal was created using DNA from another ferret that died over 30 years ago. "Elizabeth Ann" was born on Dec. 10, 2020, thanks to the frozen cells of "Willa."

The groundbreaking effort to help recover this endangered species resulted from a partnership between the US Fish and Wildlife Service, species recovery partners and scientists at Revive and Restore, ViaGen Pets and Equine, Sand Diego Zoo Global and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Read the whole article HERE. 

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