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Twenty year old scimitar-horned oryx sperm is being used on a female scimitar-horned oryx in an attempt to artificially inseminate her at Orana Wildlife Park today. Canadian sperm was last used in the early 1990's when Orana was the first institution in the world to breed scimitar-horned oryx by artificial insemination. Orana's Zoological Manager, Rob Hall says they are using artificial insemination because scimitar-horned oryx are a high value conservation species who are extinct in the…

Since 2010, three Brazilian Ocelot kittens (females “Milagre,” “Ayla,” and “Revy”) have been produced using artificial insemination (AI) techniques developed and performed by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW)

from Washington Post

D.C.’s zoo babies

The scimitar-horned oryxes at the zoo\'s Front Royal facility produced three male calves in June. The calves, born June 12, June 18 and June 22, 2011, are doing well, according to SCBI research physiologist Budhan Pukazhenthi. SCBI has pioneered artificial insemination techniques for the scimitar-horned oryx, and the center’s future goals for this species include establishing a genome resource bank to help their global genetic management.


Animal photos of the week: 23 August 2013

Giant panda Yuan Yuan licks her baby in their enclosure at Taipei Zoo. The cub, the first panda born in Taiwan, was delivered on July 7 following a series of artificial insemination sessions after her parents Yuan Yuan and her partner Tuan Tuan failed to conceive naturally. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Taipei City Zoo

from Mail Online

Fury over book's claim that Queen Mother and her brother were born to family's French cook

From left: Queen Mary, King George VI, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) holding Princess Anne, Duke of Edinburgh ( Prince Philip) and Queen Elizabeth ( Queen Mother) holding Prince Charles.

from Live Science

Female Panda Recovering After Artificial Insemination

Female Panda recovering after Artificial Insemination. See linked article.

from The Prairie Homestead

Breeding Your Cow with Artificial Insemination

Breeding Your Cow via Artificial Insemination-- a good option if you only have a handful of cows and limited access to a bull. Lots of pics, too, and tips for detecting heat in a cow.