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Posted Fri Dec 11 2009: from EcoWorldly:
Only 8 Northern White Rhinos Still Survive As Controversy Brews Among Rhino Experts
Now believed extinct in the wild, the world's only surviving northern white rhinos are currently in captivity in just two locations: ZOO Dvur Kralove in the Czech Republic and San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park.... Most rhino experts understand that the window for achieving a "pure" population of the northern white rhino (NWR) subspecies (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is now tragically closed. And while it is generally acknowledged that the best chances of preserving any genetic material is via hybrid offspring of NWR and the southern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum), rhino experts are currently divided on how to successfully preserve the NWR genes. At the heart of the controversy is a plan to move four of the eight surviving NWR from the Czech Republic to Africa.
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