There may be hope for the nearly extinct northern white rhino yet, thanks to the pregnancy of a closely related subspecies. "Victoria," a southern white rhino in California, was impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday. "It's very exciting because this is our first pregnant rhino from artificial insemination here at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park," Barbara Durrant, director of reproductive sciences at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, told NPR. The embryo is almost 2 months old and will develop for about 14 more months. It measures just a little over an inch — about the length of a double-A battery, reported NPR affiliate KPBS . The effort took four months and many people, Durrant said....
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A Pregnant Rhino In California Could Save A Related Subspecies