Scientists in China have successfully cloned a pig who was dubbed a hero after surviving for more than a month under a heap of rubble following an earthquake in 2008.
6 identical piglets have been produced using the DNA of the brave pig, who is known as Zhu Jiangqiang, or “Strong-Willed Pig”, in China.
Zhu became famous after surviving the 8.0 magnitude quake that killed more than 90,000 people in Sichuan province 3 years ago.
“The wonderful pig surprised us again,” said Du Yutao, the head of the cloning project, when speaking to the Sunday Morning Post.
The piglets, will be paired off and sent to a museum and a genetics institute.