Amur leopard, Nia, from the Erie Zoo will have ultrasound within a week

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Much anticipation surrounding a unique procedure performed on the Amur leopards at the Erie Zoo.

About six weeks ago, the Erie Zoo artificially inseminated their female Amur leopard, Nia.  The Amur leopards are critically endangered with reports saying there may be less than 60 left in the wild.  The zoo will be performing an ultrasound within a week.  At that point, they will know if the insemination was successful.

If the leopard is found to be pregnant, this will be the first successful procedure of its kind.

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