28 Oct '16, 12pm

San Diegos frozen zoo could bring extinct species back to life

The Frozen Zoo is run by the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research , housing genetic material from nearly 10,000 individual animals – some still alive, others long dead. A set of matching tanks houses a copy of the samples in a second, undisclosed location – just in case something happens to the originals. The samples in the Frozen Zoo come from institutions all over the world, including the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park . No animals are harmed during the collection process, which occurs either during routine health exams, or after the animal has died.

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