CC (cat)

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CC the first cloned cat, age 2, with her owner, Shirley Kraemer, in College Station, Texas
BreedDomestic shorthair
Born(2001-12-22)December 22, 2001
College Station, Texas
DiedMarch 3, 2020(2020-03-03) (aged 18)
College Station, Texas
Known forFirst cloned pet

CC, for "CopyCat" or "Carbon Copy"[1] (December 22, 2001 – March 3, 2020), was a brown tabby and white domestic shorthair and the first cloned pet.[2]

She was cloned by scientists at Texas A&M University.[3]

In 2004, Genetic Savings and Clone would go on to produce the first commercially cloned pet, a Maine Coon cat named "Little Nicky" who was cloned from a 17 year old deceased pet cat.[4]

On March 3, 2020, CC died at 18 years in College Station, Texas.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Science Magazine Report Archived 2013-09-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Westhusin, Mark; Lyons, Leslie; Murphy, Keith; Buck, Sandra; Lisa Howe; Rugila, James; Liu, Ling; Pryor, Jane; Kraemer, Duane (February 2002). "Cell biology: A cat cloned by nuclear transplantation". Nature. 415 (6874): 859. Bibcode:2002Natur.415..859S. doi:10.1038/nature723. ISSN 1476-4687. PMID 11859353. S2CID 4431855.
  3. Berkowitz, Lana (May 17, 2011). "First cloned cat turns 10". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on December 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-12.
  4. Jha, Suzanne Goldenberg Alok (2004-12-24). "The world's first cloned pet (cost $50,000)". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  5. "The world's first cloned pet CC lived long normal happy life before her death". CBS-DFW. 2020-03-03. Retrieved 2020-03-05.