UP project leads to world's first lion cubs born through artificial insemination
Posted by: University of Pretoria
03 September 2018
A lioness at the Ukutula Conservation Center (UCC) and Biobank, in the North West Province, South Africa, has given birth to two cubs conceived via non-surgical artificial insemination (AI), using fresh semen collected from an adult male lion at the same facility. These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artificial insemination – a world first achievement.