Conservation Blog - November 2019 - Page 1

Conservation Blog

Meet Olaf, the IVF toad

Meet Olaf! This tiny toad is the world’s first Puerto Rican crested toad hatched from in-vitro fertilization (IVF) produced utilizing frozen semen collected from the wild. The Fort Worth Zoo and its partners from Mississippi State University worked together at the Zoo this summer to continue their efforts with assisted reproduction technology (ART) for critically endangered amphibians. For the first time ever, they were able to successfully conduct IVF using the eggs from two Zoo... Read More
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