Biologists from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) presented the first cubs, which were obtained by artificial insemination. Cubs is called Victor and Isabel. Scientists say that animals have excellent health and normal appetite.
The population of African lions in South Africa is approaching the threshold of extinction. The main reason is human action, and the development of tourism in South Africa. Because of this, the birth rate fell to 43%. Experts hope by artificial apologiese to increase the birth rate of African lions. Animal rights activists believe that this does not solve the problem, but only help to hunt lions.
Throughout the experiment, the scientists watched poderiam lionesses, which hatched offspring. Experts noted that at the time of blood collection females experienced emotional equilibrium. After artificial insemination of a lioness were in the wild and continued to lead a normal lifestyle.