IZW in the media

Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct.

tedxtum.com Thomas Hildebrandt

What happens when an animal species goes extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution, or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left. Prof. Hildebrandt has made it his mission to save the most endangered mammal species on Earth. Together with his team, he travels around the world to perform incredible work in the area of conservation science, which sometimes requires extreme and dangerous procedures when dealing with animals like rhinos and elephants.

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Mysterious origin of European bison revealed using DNA and cave art

nature.com

The European bison (Bison bonasus) may be the continent’s largest land mammal, but its origins have long been a mystery ...

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No, I Don’t Need a Flu Shot: I’m an Alpha Female

smithsonianmag.com

For spotted hyenas, like humans, social wealth equals better health.

Having a higher rank in the social hierarchy means you get nicer things: designer clothes, a bigger house, a better iPhone. If you’re a hyena, it also means you get a better immune system ...

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Do the World’s Three Remaining Northern White Rhinos Have a Future?

pbs.org

Sudan is the last of his kind on Earth. He just looks like a rhino. But as his keeper will quickly inform you, he is one of just three northern white rhinos remaining on the planet...

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Duncan Walker/iStockphoto

Mutation that made it easier to ride horses evolved more than 1000 years ago.

sciencemag.org

Sitting in the saddle can still be a bumpy ride, but things got a lot smoother nearly 12 centuries ago, according to a new study...

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Interview with Dr. Petra Kretzschmar

Wildliferanching.tv

Dr. Petra Kretzschmar talks about her research work in South Africa on the wildliferanching.tv program WILD & WAKKER.

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Homebodies Are Not 'Losers' Among Spotted Hyena Clans, Study Says

Headlines & Global News

New research shows that stay-home spotted hyenas are just as reproductively successful as their more adventurous counterparts. In fact, homebodies breed almost exclusively with high-ranking females and father their first cubs at a younger age.

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Dealing with Variation in Hormone Metabolite Measurements: A Tale of Poop

methods.blog – Oficial blog of Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Whether you are a laboratory or a field scientist, you have to be willing to get your hands dirty from time to time for the good of science...

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How Can You Tell a Female Animal From a Male?

National Geographic

When females have "penises," determining who's who can be tough...

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Controversial study claims there are only two types of tiger

Science

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

Of all living tigers, only the Sumatran tiger is sufficiently different to be classed as a separate subspecies, scientists argue in a new paper...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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Blood earth: Hollow trees that host bats benefit from free fertiliser

The Economist

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

A hollow tree, you might reasonably suspect, is a dying tree. But often that is not the case, especially in the tropics. Lots of trees in tropical forests remain alive long after their cores have rotted away—a tribute, it would seem, to their resilience. However, hollow trees are so common that a thoughtful ecologist might wonder if there were more to it than mere cussedness in the face of adversity. Perhaps hollowness is actually an arboreal advantage...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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To save big cats from extinction, scientists say we need to redefine ‘tiger’

Washington Post

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

Fewer than 4,000 tigers roam across the Asian continent today, compared to about 100,000 a century ago. But researchers are proposing a new way to protect the big cats: redefine them...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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Treating Koala STDs May also Quash Their Essential Gut Microbes

Scientific American

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

Koalas rely on specialized bacteria to digest eucalyptus, but antibiotics to stop sexually transmitted infections might be killing the microbes off...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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Jurassic Parka: Woolly mammoths one step closer to returning from the dead

International Business Times

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

Woolly mammoths may walk the earth once more after scientists took another step towards realising a long-held dream to recreate their DNA...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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Killer Virus Is Invading Koala DNA

Quanta Magazine

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

An infection sweeping through Australia’s koala population is revealing how retroviruses insert themselves into the genome...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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Saving Sabah's last rhinos

Daily Express

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

The Sumatran rhino once roamed the forests in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China but By middle 20th century, its range and population has drastically shrunk due to forest habitat loss and killing for its horn...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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Museums: The endangered dead

NATURE

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

The billions of specimens in natural-history museums are becoming more useful for tracking Earth's shrinking biodiversity. But the collections also face grave threats...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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German Wind Turbines Killing Migratory Bats

CleanTechnica

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

A new study has determined that a significant number of bats are being killed by wind turbines in Germany — of which more than two-thirds of bats are in the process of migrating between their summer and winter habitats...

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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More Sex Partners: More STDs Or More Immunity?

Design & Trend

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

Since the immune system protects organisms against diseases, it was believed that promiscuity and increased exposure to sexually transmitted diseases have played an important role in developing the immune system of mammals.

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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Half of Borneo’s mammals could lose a third of their habitat by 2080

The Epoch Times

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp

Borneo consistently makes the list of the world’s “biodiversity hotspots” – areas full of a wide variety of forms of life found nowhere else, but which are also under threat. To better understand the hazards, a study published today in the journal Current Biology examines the effects of climate change and deforestation in the coming decades on mammals living on the island.

As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCp
As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-trees-climates-shift-animals-borneo.html#jCps
adsficial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino
Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world's most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino in Kenya.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000144921/aided-birth-last-chance-to-save-white-rhino

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