World's First Cloned Wolf Dies

Cause of death a mystery
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2009 3:10 AM CDT
World's First Cloned Wolf Dies
Snuwolf and Snuwolffy are seen at the Seoul Zoo in Gwacheon, south of Seoul, South Korea. Snuwolf has died due to unknown causes.   (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File )

One of  of the world's first two cloned wolves has died due to unknown causes, reports the Korea Times. Snuwolf, 4, was found dead at South Korea's national zoo. Her identical sister, Snuwolffy, remains healthy. "Snuwolf had been in good condition," said Prof. Shin Nam-sik,
a leader of the team that cloned the pair. "Wild animals often die suddenly. We will know the cause of death with the results of the autopsy."
(More Seoul National University stories.)

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