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Scientists have heralded a cloned calf, born in South Africa on 19 April, as Africa's first cloned animal.

The cow — named Futi, meaning 'replica' or 'repeat' in Zulu — is the result of a collaboration between the South African Embryo Plus centre and scientists at the Danish Agriculture Institute.

Unlike Dolly the sheep — the world's first animal cloned from an adult cell — Futi was cloned using an "egg-shell free" technique.

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