Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Fishing Cats bred outside womb

ASIAN FIRST :Asia's first fishing cats bred outside a womb are expected in late July, Sumate Kamolnorranath, a zoologist coordinating the fishing cat breeding programme, said yesterday.


Mr Sumate said the female cats have received transferred embryos. He expected to see evidence of conception within 45 days. The first kittens would be delivered two weeks later, or about late July.


"We plan to do this with other rare species of wild cats if it is successful. It is our highest dream to release artificially bred animals into the wild," he said.


Mr Sumate and his colleagues have spent the past three years developing the technique of in-vitro fertilisation of fishing cats. Nine embryos were placed in three cats at Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chon Buri province.


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