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irek

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Posted: Dec 20 2009, 10:36 PM
Hello
Here's some photos of northern whites a few days before their transport.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71637649@N00/
Right now I can write that all 4 rhinos are in Ol Pejeta.
http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy...12910?id=412910
english version:
http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy...12910?id=412994
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irek

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Posted: Dec 20 2009, 10:44 PM
some more photos from Kenia:
http://www.mediafax.cz/zahranici...zervaci-Galerie

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rhinocap

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Posted: Dec 21 2009, 09:06 AM
There are reports of some white rhinos left in Sudan.
Before any cross-breeding with the southern whites, they should try to convince Sudanese authorities to relinquish any whites found and capture them for the last ditch rescue attempt at Ol Pejeta.

I have no qualms with cross-breeding as a last ditch means, however I do feel more comfortable with any attempts to have genetic materials from now dead northern white rhinos preserved in the SD Zoo and IZW gene banks used for

The technology for AI in white rhino is now sufficiently proficient to apply it to cycling wild southern white rhino cows to have fertilised northern white semen/ovae introduced into the reproductive tracts of southern whites .... thus preserving the ssp. integrity (conventional theory is that southern and northern whites differ at 4% of their genetic material).
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Kees

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Posted: Dec 22 2009, 09:15 AM
The 4 northern whites from Dvur Kralove have arrived safely in Ol Pejeta, Kenya.
FFI has provided a press release.

User Attached Image Download 2010_NWR_FFI_Press_release.pdf ( Number of downloads: 2104 )



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Patna

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Posted: Jan 4 2010, 12:56 PM
QUOTE (rhinocap @ Dec 21 2009, 09:06 AM)
There are reports of some white rhinos left in Sudan.
Before any cross-breeding with the southern whites, they should try to convince Sudanese authorities to relinquish any whites found and capture them for the last ditch rescue attempt at Ol Pejeta.

Does anyone have any more news regarding these White Rhino found in Sudan. I have heard that there is a total of 3 animals?
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rhinocap

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Posted: Jan 5 2010, 04:13 AM
@Patna

The rhinos have been sighted visually by Russian pilots overflying southern Sudan. I understand that efforts are to be made to document scientifically on the ground. Whom or how from the FFI-Ol Pejeta team will do this or whether it is in tandem with WCS-southern Sudan programme I could not tell you at this stage.

I will be in Ol Pejeta myself next July so will hopefully get an on the ground up-to-date briefing on breeding outlook and the newly found whites in southern Sudan by then ....
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Rhinodude

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Posted: Jan 6 2010, 07:30 AM
Maybe there could be more Northerns left there??.

Maybe bringing in some trackers from oz could be of help every animal is so important now
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