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Former Nittany Lion standout, first African-American NFL player Triplett passes


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Former Nittany Lion standout and trailblazer Wally Triplett passed away Thursday morning at the age of 92 in Detroit. Triplett was one of the inspirations for Penn State’s “We Are” moniker and was the first African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL.

“This is a tremendous loss for not only our football program, but the Penn State community as a whole,” Head Coach James Franklin said. “Wally was a trailblazer as the first African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL and his influence continues to live on. He had a profound effect on me and the team when he visited in 2015 and shared valuable lessons from his life story and ability to overcome. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wally’s family.”

“We are Penn State, there will be no meetings.”

— Nittany…

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Study suggests over $1 billion needed annually to save Africa’s lion parks


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A team of researchers with members from several African countries, the U.S., Indonesia, the U.K and Australia has found that many areas in Africa meant to protect lions are failing due to lack of funds. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of protected areas in Africa and why they believe it would take an infusion of over $1 billion annually to save them.


Africa is a continent rife with countries in turmoil—in addition to civil wars, rampant poverty and the threat of global warming, many of the animals…

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In world first, South African lion cubs conceived artificially


Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside South Africa’s capital Pretoria, it’s hard to see anything out of the ordinary.

But these cubs are unique.

“These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artificial insemination – the first such pair anywhere in the world,” announced the University of Pretoria, whose scientists are researching the reproductive system of female African lions.

The two cubs, a male and female, born on August 25 are healthy and normal, said Andre Ganswindt, the director of the University of Pretoria’s mammal research institute.

His team’s breakthrough came after 18 months of intensive trials.

“We collected sperm from a healthy lion,” Ganswindt said.

Then when the lioness’ hormone…

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South African lion cubs conceived through artificial insemination, said to be a world first, Africa News & Top Stor…


BRITS, SOUTH AFRICA (AFP) – Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa’s capital Pretoria, it is hard to see anything out of the ordinary.

But these cubs are unique.

“These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artificial insemination – the first such pair anywhere in the world,” announced the University of Pretoria, whose scientists are researching the reproductive system of female African lions.

The two cubs, a male and female, born on Aug 25 are healthy and normal, said Professor Andre Ganswindt, the director of the University of Pretoria’s mammal research institute.

His team’s breakthrough came after 18 months of intensive trials.

“We collected sperm from a healthy lion,” Prof Ganswindt told…

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S.African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first


The world’s first lion cubs born through artificial insemination, Victor and Isabel, at a conservation center outside South African capital Pretoria. Phill Magakoe, AFP

BRITS, South Africa – Watching the 2 little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation center outside of South Africa’s capital Pretoria, it’s hard to see anything out of the ordinary.

But these cubs are unique.

“These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artificial insemination — the first such pair anywhere in the world,” announced the University of Pretoria, whose scientists are researching the reproductive system of female African lions.

The 2 cubs, a male and female, born on August 25 are healthy and normal, said Andre Ganswindt, the director of the University of Pretoria’s mammal…

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South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first | Sci-Tech


The world’s first lion cubs born through artificial insemination, Victor and Isabel, at a conservation centre outside South African capital Pretoria. Photo: AFP

Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa’s capital Pretoria, it’s hard to see anything out of the ordinary.

But these cubs are unique.

“These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artificial insemination — the first such pair anywhere in the world,” announced the University of Pretoria, whose scientists are researching the reproductive system of female African lions.

The two cubs, a male and female, born on August 25 are healthy and normal, said Andre Ganswindt, the director of the University of Pretoria’s mammal research institute.

His team’s…

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