Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Log Number: MG-245393-OMS-20

The Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife at the Cincinnati Zoo will partner with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to implement a project addressing the reproductive challenges of managing sustainable populations of tigers, snow leopards, Amur leopards, and jaguars in zoos. They will enhance the assisted reproductive technologies such as semen banking and artificial insemination to help ensure the viability of these four iconic cat species, as well as create a genome resource bank. Then they will develop an efficient, reliable method for artificial insemination to allow propagation of genetically valuable pairs that cannot breed naturally.