Frozen Ark

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The Frozen Ark is a charitable frozen zoo project created jointly by the Zoological Society of London, the Natural History Museum and University of Nottingham.[1][2] The project aims to preserve the DNA and living cells of endangered species to retain the genetic knowledge for the future. The Frozen Ark collects and stores samples taken from animals in zoos and those threatened with extinction in the wild, with the expectation that, some day, cloning technologies will have matured sufficiently to resurrect extinct species.[3] The Frozen Ark was a finalist for the Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas in 2006.[4]


  1. ^ Kettlewell, Julianna (27 July 2004). "'Frozen Ark' to save animal DNA". BBC News. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Johnstone, Helen (27 July 2004). "Endangered species gain a place on Frozen Ark". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Brahic, Catherine (13 September 2007). "'Surrogate sex' could save vulnerable species". New Scientist. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Frozen Ark could change the World". 23 Jan 2006. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 

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