Panther Artificial Insemination

A phylogenetic analysis suggests that the Persian leopard matrilineally belongs to a monophyletic group that diverged from African and Arabian leopards in the second half of the Pleistocene. Researchers keep trying, though, because success means more genetically diverse captive populations of animals, which can better weather diseases and environmental changes. Artificial insemination could also help nurse endangered species back from the brink of extinction.