Embryos set to be implanted in the last two northern white rhinos

Northern white rhino Fatu (right) and southern white rhino Tauwo (left) are fed by a caretaker in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

Northern white rhino Fatu (right) and southern white rhino Tauwo (left) with a caretaker in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

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The northern white rhino may be able to avoid extinction for a while longer. Fertilised eggs are set to be implanted in the two remaining rhinos this year in the hope of producing offspring.

“There is still some hope left that we can save the white rhino species,” says Thomas Hildebrandt at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, who is part of an international team working to do just that. However, time is not our side, …


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