Using Assisted Reproduction to Save the Cheetah [Slide Show]

Researchers at the Smithsonian National Zoo Center for Species Survival in Front Royal, VA, and the Cheetah Conservation Fund are developing ways to rebuild cheetah populations using artificial insemination and embryo transfers

One of the five cubs born naturally to mother Amani at the National Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in May 2011. The zoo is working to build captive cheetah populations via natural and assisted breeding programs as well as study the basic biology of this charismatic big cat.[ Less ]  [ Link to this slide ]  Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo

One of the five cubs born naturally to mother Amani at the National Zoo’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in May 2011. The zoo is working to build captive cheetah populations via natural and assisted breeding programs as well as study the basic biology of this charismatic big cat.
Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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This article originally appeared on Scientific American‘s website on April 30, 2015. 

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