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Success Marks Milestone in Major Efforts to Save the Critically Endangered Northern White Rhino from Extinction!-🙏💛🦏😭
Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research announced Thursday morning that they have confirmed the pregnancy of Victoria, a southern white rhino living at the Nikita Khan Rhino Rescue Center. The pregnancy, created through artificial insemination with sperm from a male southern white rhino, is an important milestone in the ongoing work to develop the scientific knowledge required to genetically recover the northern white rhino, a distant subspecies of the southern white rhino. There are only two female northern white rhinos left on earth. -
“The confirmation of this pregnancy through artificial insemination represents an historic event for our organization but also a critical step in our effort to save the northern white rhino,” said Barbara Durrant, Ph.D., director of Reproductive Sciences, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. “The sperm had excellent motility and the procedure went very well -
we are excited to confirm that the pregnancy has occurred, but we have a long time before we can declare a real success with the birth of a healthy southern white rhino baby.” Rhino gestation lasts from 16-18 months and the artificial insemination of Victoria occurred on March 22nd. 👏💛🦏
This could be the solution to bring Sudan’s species back from certain extinction in the wild! 🙏💛🦏😭 -
Note* WAN & Peace 4 Animals does not support captivity, but does support any efforts to save endangered species from extinction in the wild!
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