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Cloning Animals

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Cloning Animals

Crystal is a rare African black-footed kitten who was born to a domestic house cat at Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans.

Crystal is also a clone. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists her species as vulnerable, with a declining population in the wild. Crystal was born to a domestic house cat surrogate, part of an effort to increase the species' numbers using preserved DNA.

But for every successful animal clone, there are hundreds of failed attempts.

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