The Science of Breeding Endangered Species (Rebroadcast)

The Science of Breeding Endangered Species (Rebroadcast)

It's the scientific side of the zoo most people never see. We learn about the scientists studying the complex science of breeding cheetahs, black footed ferrets and cranes.

It's the scientific side of the zoo most people never see. Seventy miles outside D.C., in Front Royal, VA, scientists are studying the complex process of breeding cheetahs, black footed ferrets and cranes. The goal: rescuing species on the brink of extinction. We talk with the head of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

Guests

Steven Monfort

Director, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Front Royal, VA)

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Specialists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA, discuss how they brought back two species from the brink of extinction - the Prezewalski horse and the black-footed ferret:

The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Janine Brown, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA., talks about the steep learning curve in assessing and improving animal fertility across species:

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