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Expert from Berlin to come to Sabah for rhino IVF programme

Expert from Berlin to come to Sabah for rhino IVF programme

19.8.2019

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.

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