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Urogenital system of the Blue-fronted Amazon 作者 AnkatsArt
These Illustrations are part of a project about the arteficial insemination of birds. For this project I illustrated the birds themselves, their skeletons, their urogenitalsystems and the process of the arteficial insemination executed by a team of veterinarians. I used the Blue-fronted Amazon as an example because it is a common pet parrot. But the new method of arteficial insemination was especially developed for very rare species like the Spix’s Macaw. Nonetheless the method can be adapted to a lot of other birds.
"Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there - the gates of the wonder world are opening in our time. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process, we come after all, from hunter gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And, the next place to wander to, is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.”
— Carl Sagan