The Kenyan government and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy announced Wednesday that they successfully produced three pure northern white rhino embryos ready for implantation into southern white rhino as surrogate mothers in coming months.

Kenya Wildlife Service, a state organization, said in a statement that just a few days over Christmas they were able to create a new embryo of the northern white rhino species by artificially inseminating eggs from the two remaining females using frozen sperm from deceased males.

Kenya’s Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala said: “This is a big win for Kenya and its partners, as

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