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Brookfield Zoo supports artificial insemination program to save endangered wolves

Combining two sperm donors at Brookfield Zoo, cutting-edge science and nature’s tried-and-true reproductive methods, zoologists are fighting to save the wolves.

Traditionally, breeding programs in wolf conservation efforts entail physically transporting animals to and from facilities to mate and breed, wolf-to-wolf, which can be logistically difficult and ineffective.

So it was a heartening development last week when Felipe and Redford, two 5-year old Mexican gray wolves living at Brookfield Zoo, were able to contribute to science and their species through a donation of their sperm. It will be frozen and stored at the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri for possible future use in artificial insemination…

Read the entire article on northwestern.edu: Brookfield Zoo supports artificial insemination program to save endangered wolves

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