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Brazil eyes cloning to bolster endangered species

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Scientists in Brazil will try cloning endangered animal species like the jaguar, a researcher said Wednesday. 

A jaguar is seen in a zoo in San Salvador. Scientists in Brazil will try cloning endangered animal species like the jaguar, a researcher said Wednesday.

"The idea is to start with an animal that is endangered, or where species numbers have gone down sharply, such as the jaguar, the maned wolf or even the local deer," said Carlos Frederico Martins, a researcher with Embrapa Cerrado.

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