The world's first cloned cow named 'Kaga' died of natural causes. He was 21 years and three months old. He died in the same research center, where he was born. Government sources gave this information on Thursday.
According to an Eff News report, Kaga was born in July 1998 under joint research at Ishikawa Prefectural Livesstock Research Center and Kinki University.
The name of Kinki University has now been changed to Kindai University. The same university also gave life to a sheep Dolly in the British two years ago.
Twin cows Kaga and Noto were born under the Gojatiya clone process. Noto died in May 2018.
Kaga died in old age
Officials at the research center told local news agency Kyodo that Kaga, who died in old age, was having trouble walking since September. He was being given nutritional food and anti-flattery drips were also given to his feet.
However, she could not stand since the beginning of October and on Wednesday she was declared dead.
In 2006, clones of about 14 cows were given birth at Ishikawa Center. However, the distribution of their meat was banned in the country in the year 2009.