List of animals that have been cloned

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This is a list of animals that have been cloned in alphabetical order. One significant aspect of this list is documenting the transition from early concerns that animal cloning procedures might be limited to a few species, that cloned animals might be physiologically abnormal, or cloning might lack utility for society.


Embryologist ... Tong Dizhou successfully inserted the DNA from a male Asian carp into the egg of a female Asian carp to create the first fish clone in 1963. In 1973 Dizhou inserted Asian carp DNA into a European crucian carp to create the first interspecies clone.[1]






Clones Libby and Lilly were produced via nuclear transfer by cell fusion in 2004.[29][30]

Frog (tadpole)[edit]

In 1958, John Gurdon, then at Oxford University, explained that he had successfully cloned a frog. He did this by using intact nuclei from somatic cells from a Xenopus tadpole.[31] This was an important extension of work of Briggs and King in 1952 on transplanting nuclei from embryonic blastula cells[32]

Fruit flies[edit]

[33] Five genetically identical fruit flies were produced at the lab of Dr. Vett Lloyd at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2005.


A species of wild cattle, the first endangered species to be cloned. In 2001 at the Trans Ova Genetics in Sioux Center, Iowa, USA, a cloned Gaur was born from a surrogate domestic cow mother. However, the calf died within 48 hours.[34]


The world's first pashmina goat clone, produced at Centre of Animal Biotechnology at Sher-i-Kashmir Agriculture University for Science and technology (SKAUST), in Kashmir, India. It has been named Noori, an Arabic word referring to light. Funded by World Bank, the clone project was a jointly worked by SKAUST and Karnal-based National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI).The clone has come as good news for fine fiber-producing pashmina goats, which are only spotted at an altitude of 14,000 feet in Ladakh, the coldest region of the state. The valley owes its fame, besides natural beauty, to famed fine wool of pashmina, gathered from mountainous of Ladakh after the goat sheds its wool as a natural process.The goat survives minus 40 degree Celsius temperature at an altitude of 14,000 feet. In spring, the animal sheds its fiber, called soft pashm, six times finer than human hair. The fiber is used to spun famous kashmiri shawls, scarves, and stoles.[36]






Pyrenean ibex[edit]

In 2009, one clone was alive, but died seven minutes later, due to physical defects in the lungs. The Pyrenean Ibex became the first taxon ever to come back from extinction, for a period of seven minutes in January 2009. This was a huge achievement for scientists and helped them believe that they could start bringing back extinct animals.[47]



Rhesus Monkey[edit]


Water Buffalo[edit]

The world's first Water Buffalo was cloned either in Beijing China[55] in 2005 or at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India, in 2009 "Samrupa", the world's first cloned Water Buffalo calf, which died a week later from a lung infection.[56]


An endangered species of wolf cloned by South Korean scientists including the controversial scientist Hwang Woo-Suk


In 2009, Siripattarapravat et al. published, in the Nature Methods journal,[58] a method for somatic cell nuclear transfer in zebrafish.


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