Dewey (deer)

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Dewey is the first cloned deer and was born on May 23, 2003. Specifically, he is a White-tailed Deer, or Odocoileus virginianus, and was cloned from a dead buck by the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dewey currently lives a happy[citation needed] life in College Station, TX.

Dewey was born on May 23, 2003. A DNA analysis proved that he was genetically identical to the donor[1], a buck that scored a 232 on the Boone and Crockett scale. He was cloned from tissue harvested from the skin cells of the hunted deer. Researchers at Texas A&M are studying his antler growth as well as following his offspring to measure their antler growth.[2]