LATAST VIDEO: Russian Police Use Dogs Cloned by Korean Scientist

Tue Dec 6, 2016 11:34:10

Russia’s security services are to use cloned sniffer dogs to hunt down drugs and explosives following a donation of experimental puppies from a Korean scientist trying to recreate the woolly mammoth.

Tom, Mark, and Jack were donated by Dr Hwang Woo Suk of the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, a South Korean genetics lab, to a branch of the Russian Military-Historical Society in Yakutia, the remote republic in Russia’s far northeast.

The three Belgian Malinois, reputedly cloned from some of Korea’s best sniff dogs, arrived on Monday and were formally unveiled in public at the Yakutsk mammoth museum on Tuesday.

“They’re in good shape after the flight, and they’ve undergone veterinary examination. They have a good appetites and are constantly playing. But they’re not yet used to the cold here. We took them out for a walk but they ran straight back inside. I think they’ll get used to it though,” said Valery Chiugunov, the head of the regional branch of the society.

The society said that it would donate two of the cloned dogs to the republic’s  Interior Ministry to be trained as police sniffer dogs. 

“But we’re keeping one for ourselves. We’ll train him to help search for archaeological sites and old war graves,” said Mr Chugunov, Telegraph reported.