Project: Different semen collection methods were compared
in a GOHR
Location: Milwaukee County Zoo
Species: Indian rhino aka Greater one-horn Asian rhino, (Rhinoceros
RUDY the greater-one-horn Asian rhinoceros
This 30 + year old animal had sired one offspring in 1967. After
the death of his mate in 1975 he remained unpaired.
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