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Methods of semen collection in an ambulatory GOHR

(Great-one-horn rhino)
 



Project: Different semen collection methods were compared in a GOHR

Location:
Milwaukee County Zoo 

Species:
Indian rhino aka Greater one-horn Asian rhino, (Rhinoceros unicornis)
RUDY the greater-one-horn Asian rhinoceros

Rhinos involved:

Rudy, male
This 30 + year old animal had sired one offspring in 1967. After the death of his mate in 1975 he remained unpaired.

Comments:
During Rudy's life at the Milwaukee County Zoo, over 90 cc's of male reproductive fluid has been collected and stored cryogenically. As artificial Insemination (AI) becomes a viable option, this genetic material may become invaluable in attempts to sustain the rhino populations. Collection techniques continue to be developed on other rhinoceroses.


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