The Frozen Zoo in San Diego was the first of its kind, and still is the largest, but it’s not the only one anymore.
While it’s technically possible to clone animals, their reinsertion into the wild is unthinkable. To be able to survive, any animal born from a cell preserved at the Frozen Zoo would first need to be taught to acclimate to its original environment.
But the potential of genetic research brings up several crucial questions like who’s responsible for making decisions about which species gets cloned and which don’t. Some hint at reproducing tigers on a mass scale for gastronomy purposes, or at eradicating mosquitoes in Hawaii using what is basically a genetic time bomb.