Expert from Berlin to come to Sabah for rhino IVF programme
KOTA KI NA BALU: A wildlife reproduction expert from Berlin will be coming to Sabah next month to assist in the egg extraction process from Iman, Malaysia’s sole surviving female Sumatran rhinoceros.
IVF is a medical procedure where an egg is fertilised by sperm inside a test tube or elsewhere outside the body, after which the resulting embryo is implanted in the womb of a surrogate mother, in this case, a surrogate rhino mother.
“The Indonesian Rhino Foundation will assist in getting the sperm needed, ” she said in a statement issued on Monday (Aug 19).
Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Sabah, operates the sanctuary for the SWD.Read more: The Star
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