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9 lesser-known cloned animals

By: Katherine Butler on Nov. 23, 2011, 8:47 a.m.
gaur in field

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Indian bison, also known as gaur, look like a cross between an ox and a water buffalo. They are commonly found in Asian tropical woodlands in places like Cambodia, Laos, China, India, Nepal and Vietnam. As humans encroach on their wild habitats, their numbers are dwindling. In 2001, Bessie, an American cow, gave birth to a gaur clone called Noah in Iowa. Noah initially exhibited promise, and one of his creators told CNN that "within 12 hours of birth, Noah was able to stand unaided and began an inquisitive search of his new surroundings." But just 48 hours after birth, Noah succumbed to an intestinal disorder and died.