Extinct-in-the-Wild Micronesian Kingfisher Hatches at San Antonio Zoo
July 17, 2020
Hard work pays off! San Antonio Zoo has successfully hatched a Micronesian kingfisher for the first time in five years! This species is originally from the island of Guam but it is extinct in the wild, and there is only about 140 of them in human care... Congratulations to the team behind this fantastic achievement!
San Antonio Zoo Breeds Threatened Salamander Species in a World's First
March 08, 2020
In a world's first, San Antonio Zoo has successfully bred the threatened reticulated flatwoods salamander. The zoo has been working on breeding this species for over 10 years, and this is an important milestone for their conservation, as only two to three populations are known to remain in the wild.
Breakthrough for Cheetah Conservation as First Two Cubs Born via Artificial Insemination & Embryo Transfer at Columbus Zoo
February 26, 2020
In a world's first, two cheetah cubs have been born via artificial insemination and embryo transfer. This was achieved by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium & partners, and represents a breakthrough for the management and conservation of this species.
The biological mother of the cubs has valuable genes for the ex-situ population but the surrogate mother, whose genes are already well represented, is younger and has a better chance of delivering healthy cubs.