Indian Scientists Clone Buffalo

First clone died soon after birth
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2009 1:04 PM CDT
Indian Scientists Clone Buffalo
Scientists have cloned a buffalo in India.   (Shutterstock)

The buffalo has now joined sheep, camels, and wolves among the ranks of the cloned, Discover reports. Scientists at India’s National Dairy Research Institute first cloned a buffalo in February, but it died soon after its birth. They’ve now cloned another: Garima, a 95-pound female. The ability to clone could help build a buffalo population with choice features—like tasty milk and meat.
(Read more animal cloning stories.)

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