Cloned pigs at a safari park in China


Top society and culture news for March 31, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "Chinese reactions to Trump’s tweets"

Two cloned pigs were placed in an enclosure at a safari park in Shenzhen on Monday this week. The pigs were provided by the Beijing Genomics Institute, which is based in Shenzhen. Dou Hongwei 窦红伟, the director of the Institute, explained that one pig was cloned while the other is the offspring of a cloned pig. The two animals were genetically modified to make them as small as 15 kilograms and therefore suitable as pets, according to the South China Morning Post.