Photo of Klondike

Alex Travis (VTBIO), Atkinson Center Faculty Fellow and director of Cornell’s Center for Wildlife Conservation, made headlines with 'Klondike' one of the first puppies to be born from a frozen embryo 

Puppy Born from Frozen Embryo, Fetches Good News for Endangered Animals

February 12, 2013

Photo of Klondike

Alex Travis (VTBIO), Atkinson Center Faculty Fellow and director of Cornell’s Center for Wildlife Conservation, made headlines with 'Klondike' one of the first puppies to be born from a frozen embryo.

Puppy ‘Klondike’ Born from Frozen Embryo – Discovery News, February 5, 2013

Alex TravisAlex Travis (VTBIO)

A puppy named “Klondike” is one of the first pups in the world to be born from a frozen embryo.
In the future, the technique could be used to help replenish populations of endangered canines, such as the red wolf.

Cornell University researchers waited a bit to announce the success story. Klondike, a beagle-Labrador retriever mix, is now 9 months old…

Beagles and Labs are not endangered, but the same method likely could be used on any number of rare canines. Freezing tissues such as fertilized eggs, a process called cryopreservation, provides researchers with a tool to repopulate endangered species…

 

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