Dewey (deer)

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Dewey is the first cloned deer and was born on May 23, 2003. Specifically, he is a White-tailed Deer, or Odocoileus virginianus, and was cloned from a dead buck by the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. At last report, Dewey was living a peaceful, uneventful life in College Station, TX.

Dewey was born on May 23, 2003. A DNA analysis proved that he was genetically identical to the donor,[1] a buck that scored a 232 on the Boone and Crockett scale. He was cloned from tissue harvested from the skin cells of the hunted deer. Researchers at Texas A&M are studying his antler growth as well as following his offspring to measure their antler growth.[2]


  1. ^ "CVM Researchers First to Clone White-tailed Deer". CVMBS News. 22 November 2003.
  2. ^ "First Set of Triplets Born at Wildlife Center". CVMBS News. 31 July 2006.