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A particular species of wild cat is endangered. In order to save it from extinction which is a desirable approach, in situ or ex situ. Justify your answer and explain the difference between the two approaches.

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  • Ex situ is a desirable approach to protect the wild cat. The organism is protected outside their natural habitat where special care is taken to protect them.
  • By using cryopreservation techniques, gametes of threatened species can be preserved under very low temperature.

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