First Set of Triplets Born at Wildlife Center
Posted July 13, 2006
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.
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.
Angela G. Clendenin
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