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February 23, 2022

Can this “frozen zoo” resurrect the Northern White Rhino?, with Dr. Barbara Durrant
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Due to poaching, the Northern White 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 Northern White Rhino embryo inside a Southern White Rhino, a closely related species. If successful, this procedure could help rescue critically endangered species or even resurrect extinct ones.

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