world on the verge of extinction Arctic Wolf Great success has been achieved in trying to save (Arctic Wolf). China has created a new wolf through cloning. It is believed that it can help in saving the endangered Arctic wolf. China’s Lab For the first time, a new wolf has been created by cloning arctic wolves. Although this new wolf is now 100 days old.
For the first time, a wild arctic wolf has been successfully cloned by a China-based gene firm. Chinese firm, Cinogen Biotechnology has released a video of the world’s first cloned wild arctic wolf named Maya. Although this video has been released in Beijing Lab 100 days after his birth.
was born 100 days ago
After this success, the company’s officials and scientists said that through cloning, we can save the world’s rare and on the verge of extinction from extinction.
Chinese website Global Times reported that the first cloned wild arctic wolf named Maya is 100 days old and is in good health now. Maya’s donor cell is a skin sample of a wild female arctic wolf. The report also states that its egg is that of a female dog and that its surrogate mother is a beagle.
World’s 1st cloned wild arctic wolf makes its debut via video, 100 days after its birth in a Beijing lab. Its birth is believed to pioneer breeding of more rare and endangered animals through cloning technology. https://t.co/tLTsNc8wEH pic.twitter.com/iYcqnOEnOq
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) September 19, 2022
The cloning of an arctic wolf was accomplished by creating more than 130 new embryos from conjugated eggs of a female dog and somatic cells of a wild female arctic wolf. More than 80 embryos were then transferred into the uterus of seven beagles, one of which was born as a healthy wolf.
Why choose a dog as a surrogate for a wolf
Experts told the Chinese website Global Times that the dog was chosen as the wolf’s surrogate because dogs share genetic ancestry with ancient wolves and the experiment is more likely to be successful through cloning techniques.
The report also said that the cloned wild wolf Maya is now living with her surrogate beagle in a laboratory and will later be delivered to Harbin Polarland in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province and displayed to the public.
According to experts, cloning technology will go a long way in breeding more rare and endangered animals.
arctic wolf born on June 10
On this new discovery, the company’s general manager Mi Jidong said that in order to save the extinct creatures, we started cloning arctic wolf two years ago in the year 2020 in collaboration with Harbin Polarland. After two years of hard work, now this cloning has been successful.
He further said that this is the first case of its kind in the world. The cloning of the arctic wolf will prove to be a milestone in advancing cloning technology as it is necessary to preserve and save such species which have reached the verge of extinction.
This arctic wolf was born on 10 June this year. It is named Maya. Right now it seems to be in good health.