And the newborn can expect a playmate in the near future as another rhino impregnated through artificial insemination
is due to give birth in September or October.
There is no pregnancy test for polar bears, so it won't be known if the artificial insemination
procedure was a success until later this year if cubs are born.
Considering the protocols based on estrus detection, pLH is the most commonly used ovulation inducer and a single or double insemination
can be performed.
Imke Lueders, a scientist involved in the study, said 'having the first lion cubs ever born from artificial insemination
in their natural range country, and not in a zoo overseas, is an important milestone for South Africa'.
19th Technolgical Conference of Artificial Insemination
and Reproduction of National Assocciation of Animal Breeders; 2002.
Careful research and planning by CREW scientists overcame several challenges with artificial insemination
that had previously hindered success.
Mr Ramakhubu said their efforts to establish private artificial insemination
institutions were frustrated by lack of land.
This came after specialists from the animal reproduction research centre at the ministry used artificial insemination
to impregnate a goat of the Jabali dynasty.
Experts at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) have succeeded in breeding a local goat variety through artificial insemination
for the first time.
The BAR, an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA), said goat raisers could improve their herd's breed through natural breeding by using artificial insemination
This can be best be seen through the number of applications for artificial insemination
. "We can confirm that in the course of five years, the number of requests for artificial insemination
has almost doubled," spokesperson of the Union health insurer, Beata Dupaova, said.
A national ethics board has recommended the expansion of artificial insemination
to all women in France.