Adorably Endangered Kitten Born to Domestic Cat Surrogate

Allison Guy
March 25th 2012

"Crystal", an endangered black-footed cat, was recently born to a domestic cat surrogate at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. The birth was achieved using a previously frozen embryo, marking the first successful implementation of this method for this species. Last year, the center also pioneered the first in-vitro fertilization of black-footed cats. First mice, now cats, maybe Neanderthals next.

Story via the Times Picayune.

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Timo
Posted 25/03/2012 – 14:14

Fingers crossed for mammoths! And if we're on it, let's mix their genes with some smaller animals so we can have cat-sized pet mammoths! Oh how I would love that.

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

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