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COVID-19 pandemic stalls work to keep alive a rare rhino subspecies

COVID-19 pandemic stalls work to keep alive a rare rhino subspecies

Travel restrictions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic have stalled work to keep alive the nearly extinct northern white rhino (a known population of only two). The two remaining northern white rhinos are female. The goal is to create viable embryos in a lab by inseminating their eggs with frozen sperm from dead males. The teams involved hope restrictions will ease, so key steps can resume in August.

KCooper
KCooper
Mr. Doc
Mr. Doc 4 months

This is why I'm social distancing. I can honestly say I have not been within 6 feet of a rhino since this thing began. If you don't wear a mask because you don't want to save the white rhinos you are clearly racist. 😂

István Károly Farkas
István Károly Farkas 4 months

Well. Good luck doing that but isn't the minimum numbers for a given species to be able to sustain themselves without inbreeding around like 50?

Fin
Fin 4 months

So hope this works... Last hopes to avoid extinction.. And they are ancient n amazing creatures

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