I was recently walking around the National Museum of Scotland and came across the lamb rotisserie counter that is the Dolly the Sheep display and very quickly I realized how little I knew about Dolly. My view of this experiment prior to my visit was that of Dolly being an almost Frankenstein’s Monster creature, created sick and ill and never meant for this world. However the story of Dolly seems to be far more complicated than that of any fiction.
I have always been somewhat negative about pandas. In the harsh tyrannical reign of mother nature, it seems hard to imagine this adorable, fluffy bear fitting in anywhere. And today, Giant Pandas are now endangered, with only around 1,600 left in the wild and only 300 in zoos. Many people don’t seem very surprised by this fact, myself included. They sleep for around 16 hours a day and have a diet consisting of 99% bamboo, it therefore appears on first glance quite obvious why they aren’t doing very well. Although….they have been around for over 2 million years…why are they struggling now?