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Posted by: irek Jul 25 2007, 04:32 PM
Do You know what is that: on ISIS webside there is hybrid of southern white rhinos in Granby Zoo in Canada. Hybrid of what? northern and southern white????

Posted by: Willem Jul 26 2007, 06:02 PM
I did a search on but couldn't find your source. Could you add a link, so we can look into your question.



Posted by: irek Jul 27 2007, 03:21 PM
at the bottom of Ceratotherium simum there is one C s simum (hybrid).

Posted by: Tom Jul 28 2007, 08:26 AM
Hi Irek,

Are you allowed to share information about the two northern white females at DK when you know if the AI has been successful or not? Or do you have to keep quiet until there is an official press release or something?

Just wondering...

Best wishes,


Posted by: Kees Jul 28 2007, 09:24 AM
On the website of Granby Zoo:
the arrival of two white rhino males is mentioned. They are called 'KC' and 'Tony', both born in White Oak, Yulee. According to the studbook, these animals (#1440 and 1412) were born to parents imported from Kruger National Park. None of these would be a hybrid.

Posted by: irek Jul 28 2007, 06:31 PM
So it is a mistake:( I hoped new hybrid appear. I can't tell anything about Najin and Fatu because I know nothing, we are collecting samples and waiting.
Best regards

Posted by: rhinohelp Aug 10 2009, 12:27 PM
The Northern White Rhino is extinct in the Wild and the only 4 fertile animals are to be moved to Kenya where it is hoped that they will be stimulated to breed under natural conditions. We believe that the chances now for the Northerns White Rhino to breed are very slim.

We have a proposal for the survival of the Northern White Rhino. For now this is not official but there are several people advocating this plan.

We are advocating the creation of subspecific hybrids with Southern White Rhinos through artificial insemination of Southern females with Northern semen. Artificial insemination has worked to produce pure Southerns. It has so far failed in Northerns.

This is the quickest and cheapest way to produce a large number of animals containing Northern DNA. It is hoped that these subspecific hybrids could be used to rebreed or recreate the Northern White Rhino in future.

We would be very happy if pure Northerns were born too, especially for their mtDNA component, as this would be lacking in subspecific hybrids between male Northerns and female Southerns.

We are already raising funds for this innitiative.

Please reply here or email with your thoughts or for more information.