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The last male northern white rhino dies

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Mar 20 in Society & Culture by Dan (5,243 points)


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Virginia Mar 20

Very sad story Dan, thank you for posting. <3

TheOtherTink Mar 20

But can't they clone him?

And they do have frozen white rhino sperm and eggs, so can't the do in vitro fertilization?

Kninjanin Mar 21

It is very sad.

Rooster Mar 21

It is sad, however, as Tink suggested, they have collected sperm and DNA samples for possible future reproduction of this great animal!

In addition, since Sudan was the last male white rhino, his genetic material was collected. “This provides hope for future attempts at reproduction of northern white  rhinos through advanced cellular technologies.

Sudan the rhino is dead. But his sperm could save the species | Helen ...

HegeMarie Mar 21

It's a tragedy. 

I wonder if a clone would have a higher libido?

Perhaps they should let it consume it's own horn. 

I hear it's considered an aphrodisiac in Vietnam.. 

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