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First successful reverse vasectomy on endangered species performed at the National Zoo
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adio collars and Geographic Information System technology to map the movements of Przewalski's horses reintroduced by Chinese colleagues into their former habitat.

This breakthrough also has important implications for how endangered species in captivity are managed. The new knowledge could allow males and females of a species to be exhibited together but temporarily prevented from producing offspring if the Species Survival Plana cooperative breeding program among zoosdoes not recommend them for breeding.


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