Scientists are up to some pretty tricky tricks these days. They implanted an embryo of the critically endangered African Black-footed Cat into a regular housecat… and out popped a little rare black-footed kitten! Zooborns has the full story:
“An adorable newborn kitten at Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species represents an innovation in reproductive technology pioneered in New Orleans at Audubon Nature Institute. An African Black-footed Cat kitten was born February 6, 2012, to an ordinary domestic cat, becoming the first of its kind to be born from inter-species embryo transfer.
This birth is the latest breakthrough in assisted reproduction for endangered species from Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans.”