Heparinate was born at the zoo Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
In the us state of Ohio at the zoo Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the first time in history through artificial insemination were born Cheetah cubs. Note that the species is under threat of extinction.
Cubs, a male and female, February 19, delivered by a surrogate mother Isabel. 3-year-old Isabelle and 6-year-old Kibibi, the biological mother of the pups before getting hormone injections. They stimulated in females, follicular development. Their eggs extracted and fertilized with sperm that was collected in February of 2019 two cheetahs from other centers.
Embryos at an early stage of development then implanted with Kibibi in Isabella. About a month ultrasound analysis showed that inside of Isabella are two of the fetus. Father of the pups was a 3-year Slash of the Texas wildlife Center “Fossil Rim”.
Embryos implanted in a surrogate mother, only the third attempt. At the zoo the birth of the cheetahs with the help of EKO called “scientific breakthrough”.
The international Union for conservation of nature (IUCN) klassificeret the Cheetah as “vulnerable”. Their populations in their native Africa is gradually reduced.
The natural habitat of the animals was reduced by 90 percent through the development of urban infrastructure, conflicts with farmers and unregulated tourism.
Now the population of cheetahs is approximately 7500 individuals. Animal rights activists are already fussing about getting them added to the list of species under threat of extinction.