Scientists working to restore the functionally extinct northern white rhinoceros announced that they have successfully created three other subspecies embryos, bringing the total to 12.
One of the only two living specimens in the world: the female Fatu who lives with her mother Najin in Kenya. The 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservation Association provided eggs for the project, using sperm from two different deceased males.
The scientific consortium Biorescue described in a press release on Thursday night how Fatou eggs were collected in early July and then airlifted to laboratories in Italy for fertilization, development and preservation.
Original Story: Phys.org