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9 lesser-known cloned animals

By: Katherine Butler on Nov. 23, 2011, 8:47 a.m.
water buffalo

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Water buffalo

The water buffalo, also known as the Asian buffalo, is a large member of the bovini family that hs horns that curve backward in a crescent shape and can grow to 6 feet tall. These animals enjoy the muddy waters of tropical and subtropical Asia, and they also forage on aquatic plants and grasslands. They are friends to humans and have been domesticated for at least 5,000 years. In 2005, the first water buffalo was cloned in China in a study run by Guangxi University.