Semen collection and characterization in rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome).

@article{Waldoch2007SemenCA,
  title={Semen collection and characterization in rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome).},
  author={Jennifer A Waldoch and Tammy L Root and Jan Ramer and Jeffry Proudfoot},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={13-7}
}
Low egg fertility and hatchability is a common problem in captive populations of rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome). These conditions make sustaining a captive population challenging. A method for collecting and evaluating semen from rockhopper penguins was developed to assist in the evaluation of low egg fertility found in one captive population. Six adult male rockhopper penguins were conditioned to allow semen collection once a week from the start of breeding season until… CONTINUE READING