Rhinos in the Freezer
Because of poaching (due to superstitions that the horns of rhinos can heal diseases) and climate change causing the destruction of its environment, black rhinos from Africa and Sumatra and in particular Northern Kenya white rhinos (the last Northern white male Rhinos died in March 2018) are endangered. In order to preserve these prehistoric giants from extinction, a scientific team from Berlin are developing techniques to freeze embryos in order to allow artificial insemination to resurrect the rhinos later on once it will be safe again for them to live in the wild. Close to break through, the scientists bring us from Kenya to Malaysia and Hungary. Rhinos may soon find the ultimate refuge not in the wild, but in the freezer.