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Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Eggs are harvested from Najin, 30, and daughter Fatu, 19, the last two northern white rhinos left on the planet

Najin (foreground), 30, and daughter Fatu, 19, two female northern white rhinos, the last two northern white rhinos left on the planet, graze in their secured paddock on August 23, 2019 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, 147 kilometres north of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. - Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said in Kenya on August 23. Science is the only hope for the northern white rhino after the death last year of the last male, named Sudan, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where the groundbreaking procedure was carried out August 22, 2019. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya – keepers

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Theoretically, the death of the last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, assures the extinction of this subspecies of rhino

SUDAN. In this file photo, a caregiver calms Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, on December 5, 2016, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Laikipia County. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:37 PM

There are only 5 northern whites left on the planet: 3 live in a 700 acre enclosure on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya while the other 2 are kept in zoos in the Czech Republic and the US

Shango, baby white rhinoceros is pictured at the zoological park of the eastern French city of Amneville, eastern France, on December 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN