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Elizabeth Ann
« on: February 19, 2021, 02:22:33 PM »
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/scientists-clone-first-u-s-endangered-species-n1258310

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago.

Elizabeth Ann was born and is being raised at a Fish and Wildlife Service black-footed ferret breeding facility in Fort Collins, Colorado. She’s a genetic copy of a ferret named Willa who died in 1988 and whose remains were frozen in the early days of DNA technology.

I can't but think that in bowels of Russia or China there are other cloned mammals and I'm not thinking about the woolly mammoth.