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07.13.06

First Set of Triplets Born at Wildlife Center

First Set of Triplets Born at Wildlife Center

Dewey, the first cloned white-tail deer born in the world, is the proud father of triplet female fawns born on June 21 at Texas A&M University's Wildlife and Exotic Animal Center.

Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon feeds Debbie

Researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences were hoping to study whether Dewey's large antlers would be inherited by his male offspring. "Dewey may be deficient in gametes containing the Y chromosome!" says Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon with a chuckle.

Sandy, Debbie and Gavi are the first set of triplets ever born at the Center, according to Blue-McLendon who oversees the care of the animals. Researchers will just have to wait for the next round of Dewey's offspring in hopes of a male.

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One triplet says Howdy! to a new friend

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