Noah was the name of species of ox called gaur, cloned and gestated in the womb of a cow named Bessie. Gaur is a vulnerable species according to the IUCN. The baby bull gaur was delivered on January 8, 2001, but died within just 48 hours of a common dysentery on January 10, 2001. Noah's condition was monitored by Dr. Jonathan Hill and his teammates in Iowa. The process used to clone Noah was nuclear transfer.