Why Can’t We Clone Endangered Species to Save Them?

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We know how to clone animals, so why aren’t we saving endangered species by cloning their populations?

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Sources:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory
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http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-illustration-african-animals/599878306
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indian_Gaur_from_anaimalai_hills_JEG5290.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pyrenean_Ibex.png
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