Identical camel twins born in Dubai
Dubai, May 14, 2008
In an unprecedented breakthrough in the GCC region, Dubai –based scientists have successfully produced the first identical twin camels using the embryo splitting technology.
Zahi and Baih, the two identical twins, were naturally born to two surrogate camel mothers on February 10 and 23 respectively after a pregnancy period of 13 moths.
According to the scientists team at Dubai Camel Breading Centre, the genetically identical cubs are in a good health.
Used successfully for the first time in the Gulf region, the sophisticated technology included splitting a six days old camel embryo into two identical halves. The split embryos were treated in a before being implanted into surrogate mothers. – TradeArabia News Service