(ECNS) -- Eight-month-old Ping'an, the first cloned cat in China, has entered its reproductive cycle. Three British long-haired cats are on the waiting list.
Ping'an was born on Dec. 24, 2020, weighing 75 grams at birth.
"If the cloned animal looks, grows and metabolizes properly, it is normal. But if it cannot breed successfully, our project will be a failure," said Zhao Minghui, associate professor and head of the cat cloning project at Qingdao Agricultural University.
According to Zhao, people are most concerned about cloned pets. Many people have pet cats.
After their cats grow old or pass away, they hope to have cloned pets as a comfort. Cloning technology can make their dreams come true.
China has leading cloning technology and has cloned the most species in the world.
It has copied cattle, dogs, cats and other species and succeeded in non-human primate cloning experiments.