One more pure northern white rhino embryo created!
Dear ATCNews Readers,
The start of the year has been indeed happy for all of us at Ol Pejeta Conservancy!
In August of 2019, we told you about the groundbreaking procedure which was carried out on the last two northern white rhinos, Najin and her daughter Fatu. The outcome of the procedure was that we produced two in-vitro pure northern white rhino embryos. This gave us real hope for the future of the species.
Today we are thrilled to announce that, a little before Christmas, the same team of scientists and conservationists created one more northern white rhino embryo. This means we now have a total of three embryos stored in liquid nitrogen to be transferred into a surrogate mother in the near future.
This milestone was achieved with great support from the Kenyan Government and in the presence of Hon Najib Balala – Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.
We love sharing these successes with you and want to remind you that you are part of this incredible journey to save the northern white rhinos. So from Najin, Fatu and the rest of the Ol Pejeta team, thank you for all the support and encouragement you have provided us. We are extremely grateful.
For full details, read today’s press release.
Learn more about these incredible developments achieved after years of planning and preparation in a joint effort by BioRescue, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) Berlin, Avantea, Dvůr Králové Zoo, Ol Pejeta Conservancy