Little Nicky (cat)
|Born||October 17, 2004|
|Nation from||United States|
Little Nicky (born October 17, 2004) is the first commercially produced cat clone. He was produced from the DNA of a 19-year-old Maine Coon cat named Nicky who died in 2003. Little Nicky's owner, a north Texas woman named Julie (whose last name was not released) 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 was reported to have health problems during his life, even if they were not clearly related to the cloning process.
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