Beauty and the beast cash in

Central Station | 13 Sep 2021

Cloning camels is in demand for camel beauty pageants, leaving scientists at a Dubai clinic racing to produce carbon-copy beasts.

Not every animal is blessed with sought-after drooping lips and an elegant neck, but technology now allows wealthy clients to copy their most beautiful camels.

At the Reproductive Biotechnology Center, dozens of cloned camels roam outside.

Beauty pageants are not the only driver of cloning. Many customers want to reproduce racing camels, or animals that produce large amounts of milk.

But "beauty queens" are the most popular order.

Gulf clients will pay up to HK$850,000 to duplicate a dromedary.



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