Brazil aims to clone wild animal species

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian researchers are turning to cloning to help fight the perilous decline of several animal species.

The scientists at Brazil’s Embrapa agriculture research agency said this week they have spent two years building a gene library with hundreds of samples from eight native species, including an anteater, a dog and a wolf.

While still in its early stages, with the birth of a clone likely years away, the project represents Brazilian scientists’ first foray into the cloning of wild animals.

Team leader leader Carlos Frederico Martins says that any clones that eventually emerge from the Brazilian project would go to zoos, not into the wild.

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