Testube Rhino's - Last-ditch attempt to save rhino from extinction.

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The three female Southern White Rhinos at Longleat.<br />
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A last-ditch bid is taking place involving a British safari park to save the world's rarest animal from extinction using a pioneering IVF treatment.<br />
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There are only three northern white rhinos left in the world after the species has been virtually wiped out due to poaching over the last 50 years.<br />
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The last remaining male, Sudan, is 43-years-old and reaching the end of his life. Both surviving females have medical problems which prevent them from conceiving naturally.<br />
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As a result, team of experts have visited Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire and harvested nine eggs from the zoo's three female southern white rhinos which will be fertilised with semen extracted from Sudan.