March 4, 2021
Meet Elizabeth Ann! She’s the first cloned black-footed ferret. She’s also the first native endangered species cloned in the U.S. She was cloned using genes taken in 1988 from a black-footed ferret named Willa. Scientists hope the new animal will support the survival of her species.
Elizabeth Ann was born in December 2020. Her arrival was announced February 18. She now lives at a conservation center in Colorado.