Polar bear may be pregnant after species' first artificial insemination

05/1/2012 | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.)

In March, staff from the Seneca Park and Cincinnati zoos artificially inseminated 22-year-old polar bear Aurora with semen from Zero, also 22, in the first-ever polar bear AI. Since Aurora hasn't had a menstrual cycle in two months, officials are optimistic that she may be pregnant. With a mere 25,000 estimated wild polar bears, the procedure could become a useful tool to preserve the species.

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