They knew Marley was the perfect dog. So when it came time to say goodbye to their beloved Labrador, Alicia and David Tschirhart did what they had to do to keep a part of Marley alive — they cloned him.
Ziggy’s resemblance to Marley, the California couple say, is uncanny.
“They have the same personality, they play the same, they favor the same toys,” Alicia told CNN San Diego affiliate KGTV of the new animal in their lives.
While cloning your pet seems like something you’d see in a sci-fi movie, it’s actually been done more often than you’d think.
In 2018, actress and singer Barbara Streisand revealed that two of her dogs were clones of a previous dog. In South Korea, a sniffer dog that was known for his “legendary” nose was cloned to produce seven other sniffer dogs. And in 2009, five puppies were cloned from Trakr, a hero dog that is credited with finding the last survivor beneath the rubble of the 9/11 attacks in New York.