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World's First Test-Tube Penguin

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World's First Test-Tube Penguin

Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:52 pm

Female Magellanic chick '184' conceived using frozen sperm

The female Magellanic penguin was hatched at SeaWorld California
She doesn't have a name, and is instead referred to as 184
She was conceived using semen that had been frozen then thawed
The penguin is now 12 weeks old and was hand-reared at the attraction
Researchers are hoping to use artificial insemination to increase the genetic diversity of penguin species

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2723762/Worlds-test-tube-penguin-born-Female-Magellanic-chick-known-184-conceived-using-frozen-sperm.html#ixzz3AHBEFOfI

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Post  Laikipia on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:13 am

  Amazing news. I think she needs a name though not 184  What a Face 

Thanks for the link Doogs.


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Post  whitestarling on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:56 am

Good news for Penguin gene diversity I suppose, but it's a shame they will probably all end up in captivity I would think, and 184 what are they thinking about  No 


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