The cells used to clone Dolly came from the breasts of Dolly’s mother. Dolly Parton is known for her large breast, so the scientists named the cloned sheep Dolly.
More Information about Dolly
Dolly was born July 5, 1996 at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Her birth was not announced to the world until early 1997.
Cloning animals is not easy and the success rate is very low. There were 276 unsuccessful attempts before Dolly was not an easy process. It took 276 tries before Dolly was cloned.
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