Cloning of Animals

Teresa Hiebert


There is much controversy on whether or not cloning an animal is humane or if it should even be legal. Some scientists clone animals to produce meats and fats that are healthier to humans while others clone animals to save endangered species from extinction. Some even try to create new species!

Little Nicky

Little Nicky was the cause of much argument in the scientific community. Little Nicky was a clone that was produced when a Texan woman paid a team of scientists 50,000 dollars to make an exact replica of her late pet Nicky. Little Nicky was a success. Julie, the Texan woman, even said that Little Nicky had the exact two dots in his mouth that the Nicky had.

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Snuppy, The First Cloned Dog

Snuppy was the only success out of hundreds of tries to implant the cells of one breed and inject them into an unborn puppy of another breed. His mother, a yellow Labrador retriever, gave birth to Snuppy on April 24, 2005. His father, so to speak, is an Afghan hound whose cells had been implanted into Snuppy before he had been born.

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Peng Peng

Peng Peng is a gentically altered sheep produced by a team of scientists led by Du Yutao. Peng Peng was engineered to produce fats and meats that were healthier to reduce the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease.

First Cloned Cat


CC, which stands for Carbon Copy or Copy Cat, was an attempt to create an exact clone of her biological mother, Rainbow. Rainbow's DNA was taken and injected into one of her embryos that was then implanted into a tabby cat named Allie. However, to much disappointment to many people, CC did not result to look like Rainbow even though she was a genetic replica.

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