Scientists create northern white rhino embryos to save species

A white rhino. Rhinos have few predators in the wild due to their size but have been devastated by poaching for their horns, used in traditional Chinese medicine. PHOTO | KWS

What you need to know:

  • The group which included conservationists collected the mature eggs from Najin and Fatu, two females living at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on August 22.

  • The sperms were collected from two different northern white rhino bulls- Suni and Saut.

A group of scientists in Italy have successfully created two northern white rhino embryos in a major step towards saving the species from extinction.


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