Najin, and her daughter, Fatu, are the two remaining female northern white rhinos in the world, the last of a species facing extinction. Born in 1989 in the Dvůr Králové zoo in the Czech Republic, she is now being rewilded in Kenya. Sudan, her father, the last male of the species, died in 2018, however scientists saved his sperm for future in vitro fertilization. Shortly after this photograph was taken, scientists were able to harvest viable eggs from Najin’s daughter, Fatu and fertilize them. They will be implanted into a surrogate southern white rhino – a different, but similar enough species, to try to maintain the lineage. The northern white rhino's original range is South Sudan, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Uganda. They are not endemic to Kenya, but are on Ol Pejeta Conservancy as part of a breeding program to perpetuate the species.
November 2020 on Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya
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