Embryo Plus is pioneering the use of Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART’s) in wildlife species. These techniques can be used to save critically endangered species and this work is of great significance as it is the first of its kind in the world. It holds great promise for the continued survival of endangered species. Embryo Plus has produced a world first when a buffalo calf produced by in vitro fertilization ,named “Pumelelo” meaning “success” in Zulu, was born in 2016. Read more about this great work in the articles below!

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IVF Lifeline

The first African buffalo calf produced through in vitro fertilisation, Pumelelo, was born on 28 June 2016 on the farm of Frans Stapelberg from the Lekkerleef Buffalo Ranch near Marble Hall, Limpopo. The birth marks the first time the species has ever been reproduced through IVF. Pumelelo was introduced to the media on 22 September 2016.

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Introducing Pumelelo

The first Cape buffalo calf to be conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was born on 28 June 2016, on the farm Lekkerleef Buffalo Ranch of Mr Frans Stapelberg, near Marble Hall in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

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