"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Endangered Animal Clones

In Brazil, scientists are starting to take action to save "at risk" animals. They will be cloning them. Scientists will be cloning Black Lion Tamarins, Maned Wolves, Jaguars, and a few others. They have over 400 DNA samples and are going to start cloning soon. Since cloning won't create a diverse group, the clones will only be in captivity, since they pose no use in the wild. Once the population is diverse, he clones will be let loose in the wild. This idea might help animals get out of the "danger" zone.

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