Kenyan scientists harvest eggs to save northern white rhinos

2019-08-25 14:54
Northern white rhino. (File, AFP)

Northern white rhino. (File, AFP)

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Scientists in Kenya say the northern white rhino is one step away from being saved from extinction.

On Thursday, they successfully carried out a ground-breaking procedure of harvesting eggs from the world’s only two surviving female northern white rhinos.

Sperm saved from the last living male northern white rhino, called Sudan, and a few others will be used to inseminate the eggs in an attempt to save the species.

Al Jazeera's Sara Khairat reports.

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