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Black-Footed Ferret Cloned Successfully:

Scientists have cloned an endangered black-footed ferret successfully using frozen cells.
♦ Using frozen cells from dead wild animals, scientists have essentially cloned an endangered black-footed ferret. This is the first time that any endangered native species has been cloned by the United States. The only native ferret in North America is this species. Until seven species were discovered in 1981, the species was regarded as extinct.
Vulture Toxic Drugs Banned in Bangladesh:
Bangladesh has been the first nation to ban ketoprofen, a painkiller. To treat cattle, this painkiller is commonly used. But for vultures, this painkiller is toxic.
♦ Diclofenac was banned by veterinarians as early as ten years ago. This is a groundbreaking move that seeks to save the remaining endangered vultures globally.
♦ In order to save the bald eagle population, experts suggest that India, Pakistan, Nepal and Cambodia also need to take similar action.
♦ Condor from Extinction in Asia`s SAVE study notes that ketoprofen is now commonly used by veterinarians in Bangladesh as a major anti-inflammatory medicine. The key risks to South Asian condors, however, are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as diclofenac and ketoprofen. A catastrophic decrease of 99.9 percent in the region was caused by these medications.
♦ Diclofenac was banned for veterinary use by the Indian government in 2006. This move, however, is not successful due to the use of other toxic drugs. Oman became the first nation on the Arabian Peninsula to prohibit the use of diclofenac to protect endangered animals, such as baldness, in the animal kingdom in December 2020.
About Indian Vulture:
The vulture`s scientific name is Gyps indicus. Indian vultures of this type are native to India, Pakistan and Nepal. It breeds in central India and the peninsula`s hilly regions. The populations of 3 out of 9 species of vultures in India decreased by 90% in the mid-1990s. These vultures were white-billed vultures, long-bill bald eagles and slender-bill bald eagles. Ever since 2002, the condor has been listed as "critically endangered" on the IUCN Red List.

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