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Reproductive Biology

Reproductive Programs

The Toronto Zoo is the only Canadian zoo with a reproductive physiologist on staff. Located within the Animal Health Centre, the Reproductive Physiology unit consists of two laboratories, the Endocrinology Lab and Gamete Biology Lab , where staff, students and visiting scientists work together to investigate fundamental problems related to reproduction in non-domestic species. The goal of this and every zoo reproductive unit is to assist with the care and management of captive and free-ranging populations in an effort to maintain reproductive health and ensure the preservation of genetic diversity.