Northern white rhinos were pushed to the brink of extinction due to poaching for their horn, according to the zoo. The last three northern white rhinos are protected from poachers by armed guards at a sanctuary in Kenya. Experts at the zoo have collected genetic material in hopes of creating assisted reproductive technologies to ultimately save the northern white rhino from extinction. Let's hope they are successful.
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