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Chillingham Wild Cattle – Cloning In Nature!

Can Clones Occur In Nature? Yes They Can! Introducing The Chillingham Wild Cattle!

After being free from human interference for around 1000 years, this UK native breed have managed to produce naturally occurring clones.

With evidence showing the cattle themselves are taking the steps to achieve this type of genetic equilibrium, the herd are fit and healthy and exist in a stable population of around 150 individuals which are now considered to be genetically identical to each other.

One of the wardens protecting these animals in Chillingham Cattle Park, Denene Crossley, states “how being isolated, they’ve managed to essentially purify their gene pool, to the point where they’re natural clones of each other”.

Learn more about the Chillingham cattle herd here –  Clones in nature! – A British beast rarer than the panda – BBC Travel

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