6 Minute English - Saving the white rhinos

Conservationists are working on an artificial breeding programme to preserve the species.

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Hello. This is 6 minutes English from BBC, learning English on nail the rhinoceros, the extremely rare Northern White, Rhino of East Africa was on the brink of Extinction, when the second to last living male Sunny died in 2014. Leaving behind two, females, Nigerian and fan to the last living creatures of the species, females and span from Sunny to produce an embryo, an unborn animal in the very early stages of development.

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Recently, there's been a new development in the story. Before we had more, it's time for my quiz question. The name rhinoceros comes from the ancient Greek, but what exactly does it mean is it a thick skin be her nose or see small? I okay, I'll guess a 6 in a case and will find out later. Now let's get back to the story of those precious Northern Rhino, embryos identities, and being frozen until they can be implanted. In seven rhinos. The northern cc's is more common cousin Grand runs. The Rhino breeding program, he spoke to BBC World Service is science in action. He wants him whether the embryos with genetically from the northern species

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Absolutely light. That's no hype lights except you and I was inviting our new members, which were generated with the, the desired leading pack. My Sony who died in 2014. So we have for embryo switch, have a very high-quality, there's no in bleeding effect on these embryos and it is so important to make the next step to transfer these embryos because we can preserve life biological material in liquid nitrogen, but we can't do the country's social knowledge and therefore we need desperately a cop on the ground so that the 15oz can teach the new car, how to behave as a Northern Lights final.

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Having to keep your embryos prevents the best of hybrids animals that have been bred from two different species.

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It's also important. The embryos have no in breeding breeding of a young animal from two closely-related parents because this can cause disease cuz that has five healthy and Janessa, keep your nose and Rhino embryos in liquid, nitrogen nature. What time is his team can provide is nootka the social knowledge. That a young Northern Rhino can only learn from other Northern Riders. Race is on to breed a young Reineke before they die. Good news. For the survival of the northern White Rhino is the experiments to implant the delicate embryos in southern rhinos, have been successful. And again talking about these recent experiments with BBC World Service program science in action.

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Billy horschel, not wait until this pregnancy is completed because it takes 16 months for full pregnancy and an employer implants, and he can see that an ultrasound and form a nice pretend that that is the goal for us to proceed with the next step on the Northern White, Rhino and Blues.

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Normally it takes 16 months for a female, rhinos complete her pregnancy, the state in which a woman or female, animal has a baby develop inside her home to best cars to command. The rain rules of social behavior from Auntie Nadine and Granny active in the pregnancy. Using ultrasound. A procedure using sound waves to create images of internal body parts. Or in this case growing Rhino babies the northern White Rhino population so that future Generations. Get to see these magnificent creatures with that thick skin on nose. And so, what, what, what did you say?

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A thick skin was I right to have thick skin but the name actually comes from the Greek. Meaning horned nose, got a 16-2 so I won't take it passed. Many, let's have another look at that ugly. We've learnt Staffing and Bo and unborn animal, or human still inside its mother's womb. A hybrid is an animal or plant that has been bred from two different species of mammals, including cows, elephants and whales, as well as Rhino or baby developing inside a woman English.
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