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Worlds First Cloned Pashmina Goat born on March 9,2012 in Kashmir

March 16, 2012 2 comments
"Dr Shah holds Noori, a cloned Pashmina goat at SKUAST in Shuhama"

Dr Riaz Ahmad Shah holds Noori, a cloned Pashmina goat, at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), in Shuhama, 25 km (16 miles) east of Srinagar March 15, 2012. Noori who weighed 1.3 kg (2.9 lb) at birth on March 9, 2012 is the world's first cloned Pashmina goat and is doing well so far, said Dr Shah, who heads the project at SKUAST. Pashmina goats, which grow a thick warm fleece, survive on grass in Ladakh where temperatures plunge to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit). REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR -

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Kashmir scientists clone rare cashmere goat

March 16, 2012 1 comment
India Kashmir Cloned Goat

Noori, a cloned pashmina goat, stands near her surrogate mother inside a sheep breeding center at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Alastang, some 25 Kilometers from Srinagar, India, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Scientists at the university successfully cloned the world's first pashmina goat, prized for its fine wool, according to news reports. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)