Freezing and storing endangered lynx embryos keeps hope for the species alive

Lynx get a second chance at survival.

Freezing and storing endangered lynx embryos keeps hope for the species alive

Science Recorder | Rick Docksai | Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A pair of captive Iberian lynxes who were sterilized may get to pass on their genes, after all. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin salvaged embryos and egg cells from the two cats during their sterilizations and now hope to implant the cells, which they are now keeping in frozen storage, into surrogate cats for future breeding... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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