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China's first cloned cat meets his owner after being transported by plane

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China's first cloned cat meets his owner after being transported by plane

China's first cloned cat meets his owner after being transported by plane

China's first cloned cat Garlin was transported by plane to his owner in eastern China's Wenzhou at around 19:00 on September 20.

The video shows the cat's owner Huang Yu playing with his two-month-old cloned kitten with the surrogate cat mother in the room.

A still picture shows the cloned kitten and the original cat side by side.

In another clip, captured in January, the original cat laid in a bed and Huang Yu gently touched him on his nose.

According to local reports, Garlic was cloned by a Chinese firm named Sinogene Biotechnology Company.

He was born on July 21 by a surrogate mother.

The owner Huang Yu thought his previous cat was special and could not be replaced.

So he spent more than £28,000 (250,000Yuan) on getting him cloned.

The vice manager of the biotech company said: "It is difficult to collect the ovum as cats only ovulate during mating.

If the cat was piebald, it may have slight displacement.

"The personality of the cat was decided by its genes and also affected by the environment, but the similarity can certainly be at least 80 per cent."


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