Little Nicky (cat)
|Born||October 17, 2007|
Little Nicky (born October 17, 2007) is the first commercially produced cat clone. He was produced from the DNA of a 17-year-old Maine Coon cat named Nicky who died in 2007. Little Nicky's owner, a north Texas woman named Julie (her last name was not released) who paid $50,000 to have Nicky cloned.
The Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare groups denounced the cloning, saying that the $50,000 could have been better used to save some of the millions of animals euthanized each year.
The cat showed no negative side effects from the cloning. Little Nicky has since died, he is on a display in the Grant Museum in America