ex situ conservation in Zoos

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  • ex situ conservation in Zoos
    • Many concentrate on captive breeding of endangered species
      • e.g. giant panda
    • They conduct research to benefit endangered species
    • They use modern reproductive technology to further breeding programs
      • e.g. Freezing sprem, eggs & embryos
      • e.g. Artificial insemination, IVF and embryo-transfer
    • Some zoos research domestic species similar to their wild or endangered counterparts


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