Tuesday, 9 June 2015

In Photos: The Last 5 Northern White Rhinos

by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | June 08, 2015 07:38am ET

Just five northern white rhinoceroses remain in the wild. And chances of them breeding, without human intervention, to bring numbers back up are slim. In a race to save this subspecies (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), conservationists and veterinarians are turning to in vitro fertilization. But will they run out of time or quality semen? [Read the full story on saving the northern white rhino]

Last Male Standing

Sudan is the last male northern white rhinoceros in the world. He lives under armed guard at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, his horn docked to make him less valuable to poachers. There are only five northern white rhinos still living, all of them in captivity. (Photo Credit: Ian Aitken)

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