Cloned Cat Turns 15

Nine lives?  How about infinite lives?!  The world’s first cloned cat, CC (short for Copy Cat), turned 15 today.  That’s 105 years old for you and me.

Although critics claimed that cloned animals would suffer more health problems and not live as long as non-cloned animals, Duane Kraemer, a senior professor at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences proved them wrong.  After 87 attempts, CC was finally born.  What’s more, she had three kittens over 11 years ago and they were also normal and healthy.

CC and her offspring live in a custom-built, two-story house made especially for them.

Who said cats have (only) nine lives?

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