Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has announced that two northern white rhino embryos have been successfully created in an Italian laboratory using eggs collected from the 2 remaining females and frozen sperm from deceased males.
This follows the harvesting of 10 egg cells
in August 2019 which were harvested and
artificially inseminated with the frozen sperm
of a northern white rhino;
The embryos are now stored in liquid nitrogen to be transferred into a surrogate mothers the two remaining females Najin and Fatu.
to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the exercise was the first ever in-vitro
embryos and a likely breakthrough in attempt to save the rare species from