World's first artificially bred penguin born in Japan


Posted at Jul 07 2016 12:46 PM

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Japan has reached a breakthrough in its bid to preserve the Southern Rockhopper Penguin, currently listed as a threatened species, as it succeeded in producing the first penguin conceived through artificial insemination.

The first test tube penguin is a product of six years worth of research, and research will continue with the hope it can help the species' breeding rate.