In the zoo the cheetah cubs were born as a result of in vitro fertilization.
Biologists at the Columbus Zoo have made great strides. Cheetah cubs are born as a result of in vitro fertilization, such as the transfer of an embryo from a surrogate mother.
According to scientists, this event was a real breakthrough in the fight for this type of conservation. Interestingly, the cubs born in February have the same mother but different fathers.
The result of this fertilization was made possible by a collaboration between the Columbus Zoo, Ohio, the Smithsonian Institution for National Biology and Conservation in Front Royal, Virginia, and the Fossil Rim Wildlife Sanctuary in Glen Row, Texas.
“The birth of these two children was made possible thanks to the tremendous efforts of a team of biologists and zoologists”,- said Zoo Vice President Dr. Randy Jung.
The brother and sister are healthy. They are active, have a good appetite, which gives them hope for a brighter future.