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Nola’s Legacy Will Benefit Science and Efforts to Return Northern White Rhinos From Brink of Extinction

RHINO WITH A RUNNY NOSE: RARE RHINO UNDERGOES VETERINARY EXAM AT SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARKWhile Nola, a critically endangered northern white rhino who died Nov. 22 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, is still being mourned by those who worked closely with her, as well as people from around the globe, scientists at San Diego Zoo Global are focusing on how Nola’s contributions to science could eventually help save her species from extinction.

Taking a science-based approach, Oliver Ryder, Ph.D., director of genetics; Barbara Durrant, Ph.D., director of reproductive physiology; and their teams at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Frozen Zoo — along with collaborators at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and at the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Medicine in Berlin— are working to develop and perfect assisted reproductive technology to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

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