Artificial insemination at Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation
They have succeeded in hatching two chicks from a female Spix's Macaw artificially inseminated
Astounding news from Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation. They have succeeded in hatching two chicks from a female Spix's Macaw artificially inseminated with sperm from a male she is not paired with. This is an amazing achievement and will surely pave the way to breeding of Spix's Macaws for release purposes. The Brazilian organisation - Instituto Chico Mendes - has already announced recently that it wishes to release Spix's Macaws into the wild by 2017 at the earliest and 2021 at the latest. This achievement will go a long way to ensuring the first date is met. This will justify the considerable time, effort and money dedicated to conserving the Spix's Macaw in the past 25 years. Hearty congratulations to the team at Al-Wabra and the two German veterinarians!