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Shepherds who watch their flocks by night may have an easier time now that some South American scientists have successfully created a glow-in-the-dark breed of sheep. reared a phosphorescent sheep.
The Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay confirms they have implanted a glow-in-the-dark gene from the Aequorea victoria jellyfish into nine sheep. They claim the healthy sheep grew up no different to their normal relatives - apart from the fact they now glow green when exposed to ultraviolet light. The flock of lambs were born last October at a farm belonging to the Animal Reproduction Institute, which is linked to the Pasteur Institute - a French non-profit science group.
The day-glo sheep are apparently quite happy with their lot, particularly as they have been given the sort of lifestyle most animals could only dream of.
"They are out in the field as any other sheep, but in better conditions, not the traditional breeding system. They are well looked after, well fed and very much loved," Menchaca added.
Some images of the sheep can be seen in the video below: