Saturday, August 17, 2019

Endangered Species

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Environmental & Science Education
Endangered Species
Edward Hessler

From Nature News a link to a video of a wiggling kakapo, heralding the good news that three of the critically endangered New Zealand birds have been born, for the first time in a decade, from artificial insemination (AI). What a cutie pie!

From the accompanying twitter feed, Dr. Andrew Digby who leads this effort writes: AI is hard. Efforts started in 2002, & the first AI attempt was in 2008. In 2009 the team was the first to achieve success in AI in a wild bird species. But until this year we haven't been able to replicate that success.

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