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Cloning Wild Life – Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Carrie Friese


The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, a growing number of species extinctions, and a full range of new kinds of dilemmas posed by global warming. At the same time, humans are also working to actively shape this natural world through contemporary bioscience and biotechnology. This book posits that cloned endangered animals in zoos sit at the apex of these two trends, as humans seek a scientific solution to environmental crisis. Often fraught with controversy, cloning technologies significantly affect our conceptualizations of and engagements with wildlife an ... More

Keywords: natural world, bioscience, biotechnology, wildlife, endangered animals, environmental crisis, zoos, cloning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814729083
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carrie Friese, author