Baby Orangutan Brings New Hope for Wildlife Conservation
By now you may have heard about the breakthrough use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) by Dr. Mark Leondires, veterinarians, and the LEO Zoological Society. We're been sharing the news because the birth of this baby orangutan signifies a milestone victory for wildlife conservation. Previously, researchers have had difficulty predicting the reproductive cycle of orangutans. In this collaborative effort, Dr. Leondires closely monitored the mother, Maggie, for two years before performing a natural cycle IUI (intrauterine insemination).
Dr. Leondires Speaks About Assisted Reproductive Technology On CBS News
Dr. Leondires spoke with CBS News about assisted reproductive technology and the baby orangutan, whose birth provides new hope for the survival of his species. Read more about Dr. Leondires and his work with the LEO Zoo here:
Baby orangutan is best new hope for survival of his species
Hear from Dr. Leondires in this CBS News video:
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