First Hybrid Embryo a 'Breakthrough for Northern White Rhino'
A team of European scientists have made a breakthough in the quest to ensure the survival of northern white rhinos - a species which is functionally extinct since only two females are still alive. Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy says that a southern white rhino egg and northern white rhino sperm have been used to create a valid embryo that has a strong chance of surviving to term. The technique opens up the possibility of using ova from the two living females to create embryos that could be brought to term by southern white rhino surrogate mothers.
The Conversation Africa, 4 July 2018
Scientists have for the first time created hybrid embryos with DNA from the nearly-extinct northern white rhinoceros, an advance that could ultimately lead to the first… Read more »
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 5 July 2018
Nanyuki, Kenya - We are thrilled to share the news announced today in a press release by our partners - the Dvůr Králové Zoo and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and… Read more »
According to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, It is believed the rhino, Sudan, died after age-related complications.
According to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, it is believed the rhino, Sudan, died of age-related complications. His death leaves just two female northern white rhinos on the planet his ... Read more »
Scientists will harvest ova from two northern white rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya, which will be fertilised in a laboratory in Italy and then implanted into a ... Read more »