COVID crisis slams the brakes on bid to save rare white rhinos
Nanyuki, Kenya — It’s not quite a case of coitus interruptus, but efforts to create a very special baby are definitely on hold. Blame the.
Groundbreakingsubspecies — population, two — by in-vitro fertilization has been stalled by travel restrictions. And time is running out.
The two northern white rhinos are female. The goal is to create viable embryos in a lab by inseminating their eggs with frozen sperm from dead males, then transfer them into a surrogate mother, a more common southern white rhino.
As of January, threein liquid nitrogen. But further key steps now have to wait.
“It has been disrupted by COVID-19, like everything else,” said Richard Vigne, managing director of …continued .
[Source: CBS News]