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Due to poaching, the NorthernWhite Rhinoceros is functionally extinct. There are only two members of the species left.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has a unique biotech facility called the "frozen zoo" that could reverse the extinction.
Using in vitro fertilization, scientists hope to implant a NorthernWhiteRhino embryo inside a Southern WhiteRhino, a closely related species. If successful, this procedure could help rescue critically endangered species or even resurrect extinct ones.
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