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Scientists Produce The First In-Vitro Embryos From Vitrified African Lion Oocytes



https://technocodex.com/scientists-produ...n-oocytes/
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Ogun Cerrado male from NEX was sent to IOP on both Instuitute's partnership as IOP have Paloma, a Cerrado female jaguar ( also melanistic ) that needs a Cerrado male to breed. IOP also sent to NEX Mati, a cerrado female jaguar to breed with a Cerrado male in NEX.

NEX and IOP together for the breeding in captivity to keep and preserve the Cerrado jaguar's pure genetics on this very threatened population.




Ogun is the most aggressive captive Cerrado male from NEX.


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Ogun and Paloma very first encounter was less tense than expected.



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(10-25-2020, 08:56 PM)Balam Wrote: Excellent news regarding jaguar conservation in the Argentinian Chaco. Qaramta 107 kg male was able to gain access to Tania, a captive female that was brought to an enclosure in the Impenetrable National Park with the hopes of breeding with Qaramta and increasing the population of jaguars in the region, which is very low.



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QARAMTA AND TANIA JOINED FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE YAGUARETS OF THE CHACOAN IMPENETRABLE 

For the first time in history, a wild male and a captive female jaguar got together, with the aim of saving the species from extinction in the Argentine Gran Chaco. Qaramta, a wild male of about 5 years old, and Tania, a captive female of 9, entered a joint pen where they could meet after almost a year of seeing each other through a fence.

With this project, Fundación Rewilding Argentina, together with the Government of Chaco and the Administration of National Parks, seek to recover the jaguar, the largest feline in the American continent. This key species of the Chaco forest —when found in healthy populations— plays a vital ecological role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.


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In addition, the presence of the jaguar will help create a nature tourism destination capable of promoting the development of the neighboring communities of the protected area. As is the case in Iberá, Corrientes and Pantanal, in southern Brazil, the Impenetrable Chaco can become an engine of local economies by promoting sustainable and inclusive ventures linked to nature tourism.

The jaguar is virtually extinct in the Argentine Chaco, where researchers speculate that fewer than 20 individuals survive in a very large territory. The last records of the species have corresponded to solitary males, and many of them have already been hunted.

“For a first meeting, it was very positive. They were together for four days and everything went according to plan; they got along well and there were no assaults. The process of recovering the jaguar in the Impenetrable Chaco continues its march, with more and more advances. We know that there is still a lot of work to do, but it is starting in the best way ”, enthuses Sebastián Di Martino, Conservation Director of Fundación Rewilding Argentina.

In order to carry out this delicate management action, a group of Chaco people from the neighboring communities of El Impenetrable National Park built a complex of three large corrals - the largest, one hectare - that will allow the species to be recovered in this region of Argentina.

How was the meeting of Qaramta and Tania?

For several months, Tania lived in a small corral in this protected area of the Chaco, where Qaramta often visited her. During these visits — the gate in between — they spent long hours together, communicating and keeping company.

The first step in setting up the meeting consisted of moving Tania to a small space attached to the hectare and a half board corral, and waiting for Qaramta to find her and encourage herself to cross the small entrance hall to the large enclosure. She did it calmly on a nocturnal visit, during which she visited Tania, still separated, toured the corral and, hours later, left.

When Tania went into heat, Rewilding Argentina's technical team reopened the large pen, this time activating the self-closing gate so that, upon entering, Qaramta was inside. This happened, and that same morning Tania was allowed to enter the same corral, achieving that they finally meet.

When they found that Tania no longer showed symptoms of heat, they were separated, and Qaramta left the large corral to return to the mountain. Thanks to the videos of the camera traps placed in the corral, the team was able to observe that, although there is no record of copulations on the cameras, the interaction between them was perfect: they spent a long time together and very calm.

“In one of our daily rounds, Tania came over because she heard us and we could see that it was in perfect condition, without scratches; a very good sign. There we already relaxed much more, because meetings can sometimes be aggressive, especially if he was nervous about the confinement, ”says Sebastián.

The main objective of this ambitious company is that the offspring that are born from this project are released to form part of the population nucleus that seeks to save the jaguar in the Chaco region.





Original source in Spanish by Rewilding Argetina

Excellent news from this saga, Tania has given birth!



THE CUBS OF QARAMTA AND TANIA ARE ALREADY THE HOPE OF THE IMPENETRABLE

Last Sunday we were able to confirm one of the news most awaited by all of us and all of you: Tania gave birth to two beautiful cubs, the result of her union with Qaramta last October in El Impenetrable National Park, in Chaco. The cubs were born on January 30 at dawn.

Their birth is a very important step for the conservation of the jaguar in the Argentinean region of Chaco, where it is estimated that less than 20 specimens survive.

It is also, above all, a message of hope. Hope that Qaramta can leave offspring, something that until today was unlikely. Hope that Tania's cubs can live free in the Chaco region, from where their wild great-grandparents were snatched in 1989, when they were still cubs and had killed their mother. Hope that the strategy that she managed, for the first time, to cross a large wild carnivore with another captive will be used in other areas to save species from extinction. Hope that the shores of the Bermejo River will cease to be the land of poachers and will be visited by those seeking to connect with its landscapes and wildlife. Hope that through wildlife observation ecotourism, quality employment will be generated in this still depressed area, but with infinite dreams to fulfill.

The cubs are not the end of one of our country's most poignant conservation stories. They are the beginning of a new era, full of challenges, but that must lead to their future life in freedom, where people and the jaguar share the wild beauty of the Chacoan mountain.

Qaramta has managed to leave a legacy and these cubs have been sired by a strong 114 kg male. Tania is a pioneer in jaguar conservation since her previous litter of cubs will be soon released into the Ibera wetlands, were similar to this new litter of cubs, they will help repopulate and rewild the biome. She's a pioneer for Argentine jaguar conservation.
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Tigress and Boar Electrocuted 
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No more suffering... the CAT is finally roaming free...


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Rest In Peace, Munna, The CAT, The LEGEND...
We never forget you...


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RIP Munna
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I feel bad for munna.


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Last year a tiger made news for walking over 3000 kilometres in search of new territory. He was named Walker (T1C1) of Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. He settled down in Dynganga Wildkife Sanctuary. Walker hasn’t been camera trapped for over a month prompting concerns.

But, Walker’s cousin T3C1 (on his mother’s side) is also an explorer. This other male tiger has also travelled upwards of 2000 kilometres and settled down in Gautala Atramghat Sanctuary. This is the first sign of a tiger in 80 years in this Sanctuary!!! And, just like his cousin, he only relied on wild prey and remained virtually undetected for his entire trip (as his cousin had a collar but was not seen by anyone).

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/tiger-spotted-in-maharashtras-guatala-autramghat-sanctuary-first-since-1940-2394707
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Luísa Caatinga female jaguar unfortunately gets trapped in a cave. AGAIN.

Luísa, a 14-15 years old female Caatinga jaguar from Boqueirão da Onça - Bahia (Northeast Brazil) got trapped by people inside a cave once again, but thankfully this time around the person who trapped her called the biologists so they could rescue her.



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''In February 2020, Claudia (now working for ICMBio, as manager of the Conservation Units of Boqueirão da Onça), received a message from the resident involved in the first rescue, informing that Luisa had been seen in the region and trapped again, but in another cave.

Yes, Luisa was trapped again in a cave, but thanks to the Program team's work with local residents, she (person who trapped Luísa) did not do anything mean or hidden. Not only did she not react by chasing and shooting the jaguar, but she took the initiative to warn Claudia, revealing the degree of trust that over years of working in the region she and the Program have been building and maintaining. Her reaction to the vulnerability she felt, due to the losses in her herd, was to trap the animal? and call for help to get her out of there. See how careful we need to be in judging situations. And what about the resourcefulness of those who work with animal conservation in the forest?

After obtaining more information, Claudia again assembled a team and went to the site, which also presented difficulties for the rescue work, because there were two openings to the cave, covered again with stones, which required the adaptation of two types of objects for the rescue, also with risks for the team.

After evaluation, the team was able to find the best way to rescue Luisa. After three nights of waiting, Luísa was rescued on the 15th day of the second imprisonment in the cave. Again weakened, Luísa was taken to Cemafauna/Univasf to receive the necessary care.''

Luísa Caatinga female in the containment box during the rescue


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INFECTION IN HER MOUTH

''After a new evaluation, it was discovered that Luisa had a generalized infection in her mouth and would need specific treatment from veterinary dentists, because with this problem she felt a lot of pain and was at risk of worsening the infection. In the case of wild animals, deaths due to generalized infections are not uncommon, as they make it impossible for the animal to capture its natural prey and cannot feed itself. In partnership with Ampara Silvestre, two specialists were sent to treat Luisa, thus eliminating the infection and the pain she was feeling.''

Luísa's worn out dentition


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Luísa caatinga female recovering in captivity from the first case trapped in a cave for 22 days without food and water, she was rescued in dire conditions.


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She measured 58 cm in height, 100 cm in body length without the tail and weighed 46 kg when released back to the wild in Sento Sé - BA, after recovery in captivity.


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There's an extra footage of this moment she attacked both cars (with the biologists in) parked next to her over the window. She was probably very stressed in this whole procedure.


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LUÍSA IS NOT ABLE TO RETURN TO THE WILD CAATINGA ANYMORE AND NEX NO EXTINCTION INSTITUTE EMBRACING LUÍSA.

''Considering her physical conditions, her age, the specific characteristics of the Caatinga and the conflict with cattle ranchers where she lived, it was realized that it would no longer be possible to return her to the wild. Following the protocols of the National Captivity Program, the institutions participating in the program were evaluated and NEX was identified as suitable to receive Luisa. We thank NEX for accepting her! Thus, she was sent by ICMBio, with the support of the Friends of the Jaguar Program, Cemafauna, Ampara Animal and the 72nd BI of Petrolina, to her new home at NEX, on February 07, 2021, remaining under the care and monitoring of ICMBio because of the Captivity Program.

The NEX is where Luisa is, this little lady who is now approximately 14 - 15 years old (in the wild they live, on average, 15 years). She will remain there, with all her friends from the jaguars and the Caatinga rooting for her and for all the 'Luísas' who have the sertão as their natural home, a biome that has been so mistreated by us, humans, that we threaten the survival of birds, reptiles, mammals... the waters, the soil... and when we are done with all of this, none of us will survive.''



LUÍSA ARRIVING AT NEX INSTITUTION

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Pissed off mode Luísa Caatinga female

she destroyed all palm trees in her enclosure lol.

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LUÍSA'S HABITUATION IN NEX's SANCTUARY

Nex No Extinction

''The whole process involving the handling of these animals must be done very carefully and be well planned, because most of these animals are suffering and are traumatized. The biggest challenge is to avoid more stress for them. Luisa is already in her new enclosure, which was built with all of your help (donations). We are immensely grateful for the support you have given us. This chain of good, unity, and love (even more so in such difficult and uncertain times) makes us even stronger to go on fighting for them.

Luisa is getting used to the environment. In the video, you can see that she is still very angry and distrustful. But she broke and uprooted all the palm trees that we planted in the enclosure, that is, she is getting comfortable... no problem, as long as she stays well, she can uproot whatever she wants and we will fix it later (except the canvas)''










I personally think they did a good thing in taking Luísa to capitivity, just like Merlin male (who very unfortunately got blind by gunshot and he is now also in the NEX sanctuary) these jaguars went through and suffered alot in their lives and Luísa is already 14-15 yo in addition to the rough condition of her the jaws which would make her incapable of succesfuly hunting her natural preys, these jaguars are now being well taken care the best way possible at NEX, treated the way they deserve and in NEX there's no chances of her being trapped in a cave again for a third time.


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Some big news lions confirmed present is Siniaka minia faunal reserve , Chad.


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(06-25-2021, 09:04 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Lion Recovery Fund]

Some big news lions confirmed present is Siniaka minia faunal reserve , Chad.


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Great news very good to know that Lions are present in Chad
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An Asiatic lion aged 5–6 years was apparently run over by a goods' train in the Gir Forest: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/o...041618.ece, https://www.deshgujarat.com/2021/08/23/a...rain-dies/, https://aajka-samachar.in/asiatic-lion-r...n-gujarat/, https://www.outlookindia.com/website/sto...ain/392262
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