There’s hope for northern white rhino . This is after a southern white rhino named Victoria conceived via artificial insemination. This is great news to all of us. Especially after we all sadly admitted that we failed Sudan (The last Northern White Rhino).
Sudan was made to rest on 19th of March this year. This was after battling age related complications. He left behind a daughter and a grand-daughter. Who unfortunately have complications in conceiving.
This fact has been a major blow to this sub-species. But thanks to the amazing scientists. They have been working tirelessly to finds ways to save this subspecies. And the fruits of their hard work is evident.
So what do we know about Victoria?
She is seven years old and belongs to the southern white rhino sub-species. She was one of the six rhinos picked for testing. She was able to make a good surrogate.
Researchers from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park did confirm that Victoria successful conceived after the artificial insemination. She is our new queen and hope for our almost extinct northern white rhino.Victoria will be closely monitored throughout her pregnancy.
Did scientists keep their word?
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