Scientists have managed to clone an extinct species of Spanish goat, 8 years after it had been declared extinct. The last Pyrenean Ibex died in 2000, yet a sample of its skin tissues were preserved in time, and these have allowed Spanish researchers to recently breed one living Ibex. Unfortunately, the tiny miracle had survived in the open air for merely 7 minutes before dying of lung defects, which are commonly found in cloned animals.
This is the first time in history that an extinct species is resurrected by cloning. This fantastic notion resembles the fictional scientific advances that were introduced to the public in the massively popular “Jurassic Park”. As the first decade of the 21st Century is nearing its end, the stuff of Hollywood magic becomes scientific reality.