Oct 3, 2021

Test-tube lion cubs spark hope endangered species could be saved

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The birth of the world’s first “test-tube” lion cubs have sparked hope that the some of the world’s most endangered big cat species could be saved from extinction.

The male and female lion cubs were born in South Africa last week and mark the first time a successful pregnancy has been achieved through artificial insemination.

A research team at the University of Pretoria pioneered the research of in-vitro fertilization in which the harvested sperm of a male lion was placed inside the lioness to impregnate her.

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