10 Animals That Clone Themselves


While cloning as a science is still a very controversial topic, nature has its own way of cloning things and it’s a lot less controversial than what we’re doing. When we hear the word ‘cloning’, most of us think about Dolly the sheep or some sort of Sci-Fi movie. In reality, cloning is a lot more common than most people realize.

For instance, many plants reproduce asexually thus creating identical carbon copies of themselves. What’s interesting is that some animals do it as well and they’re just as effective. So if you’ll bear with us for a few minutes, we’ll take a look at ten animals that clones themselves as a mean to further their species.


All living creatures are at the risk of contracting these parasitic tapeworms, because although quite small, they have evolved to live in almost any living host they can find. What’s interesting about the tapeworm is that once inside the host, this parasite detaches a rear segment of its body. Called a proglottid, this segment will pass out of the body, eventually infecting another animal.