By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter
BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Scientists in Brasília have come up with a groundbreaking way to ensure the survival of endangered species: cloning them. Scientists working on the project, which is a partnership between government agricultural research agency EMBRAPA and Brasília Zoological Garden, have already successfully cloned cows and horses.
Now are they are turning their attention to eight at-risk species: jaguar, collared anteaters, maned wolves, bush dogs, black lion tamarin monkeys, gray brocket deer, Brazilian aardvarks (known as coatis) and bisons.
For the past two years, scientists have been collecting genetic samples . . .