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9 lesser-known cloned animals

By: Katherine Butler on Nov. 23, 2011, 8:47 a.m.
rhesus monkey and offspring

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Rhesus monkey

Rhesus monkeys are what National Geographic terms an “old world animal,” as their range includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Southeast Asia and China. Some introduced monkeys live in the wilds of Florida. They are social animals that live in female-led communities featuring an occasional dominant male.


In 2000, a monkey named Tetra became the first primate cloned by scientists. This embryo-splitting method differed from methods used to create Dolly because it created genetically invariable animals — not identical to the parent as Dolly was.