PARK SCIENTISTS GENETICALLY ENGINEER ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPECIES TO SAVE IT

Posted on July 23, 2017

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DM: “Scientists and fertility experts at Longleat Safari Park are attempting a world first IVF treatment to try to save a rhino subspecies with only three individuals left. The three remaining northern white rhinos all live under armed guard in Kenya, and are too old to naturally reproduce.
So in a last ditch attempt to save the endangered subspecies, scientists have extracted eggs from three southern white rhinos, a more common breed, that are living at Longleat, to make the first test-tube rhinos.”

If unsuccessful they will attempt a hybrid.

Could this have occurred in nature?


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Daily Mail: Longleat pioneers test-tube rhinos in bid to save endangered species

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