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Научный прорыв: детеныши гепарда родились с помощью ЭКО

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В зоопарке Огайо на свет появились два детеныша гепарда. Интересно, что это впервые случилось благодаря экстракорпоральному оплодотворению и суррогатной матери. Эмбрионы подсадили 3-летней самке, а их биологической матери 6,5 лет.

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ICYMI: In a groundbreaking scientific breakthrough, two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer into a surrogate mother at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This history-making progress is in partnership with the @SmithsonianZoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and @FossilRim Wildlife Center. These efforts were also a part of a breeding recommendation from the Association of @Zoos_Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) and the Cheetah Sustainability Program (CSP), developed to manage a sustainable population of cheetahs in human care. Watch and learn more about what went into making this a success! ?? Read more: bit.ly/2HPvHIT

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Между прочим, ученые 15 лет изучают возможность ЭКО для гепардов, и это была всего лишь третья попытка.

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?? In a groundbreaking scientific breakthrough, two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer into a surrogate mother at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The births are the result of careful planning and innovative medical expertise through a partnership between the Columbus Zoo, the @SmithsonianZoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and @FossilRim Wildlife Center. . While the cubs’ biological mother is 6 ½-year-old Kibibi, the cubs were delivered on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:50 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. by 3-year-old Isabelle (Izzy), who had a better chance at safely delivering healthy, full-term cubs due to her younger age. The cheetahs’ care team observed the births through a remote camera and continue to monitor Izzy and her cubs closely. Izzy, a first-time mom, continues to be providing great care to her cubs at this time. The care team performed a well check on the cubs on Friday, February 21 and determined that Izzy gave birth to a male cub and a female cub. The cubs have been observed nursing, and the male currently weighs in at 480 grams and the female weighs 350 grams. . These efforts were part of a breeding recommendation from the Association of @Zoos_Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) and the Cheetah Sustainability Program (CSP), developed to manage a sustainable population of cheetahs in human care. Conservation scientists have long sought ways to boost the numbers of the species—a population that has declined to only approximately 7,500 individuals. . The achievement at the Columbus Zoo brings the potential to help ensure the survival of cheetahs in their native range. Learn more about this successful breakthrough here: bit.ly/2HPvHIT

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За последние 50 лет гепарды стали вымирающим видом в 13 странах, их осталось всего 7,5 тысяч. Поэтому то, что оплодотворение прошло удачно, ученые назвали научным прорывом. Специалисты надеются, что с помощью ЭКО удастся сохранить численность не только гепардов, но и других видов вымирающих животных.

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