Conservation efforts


Rhino Cryovault

African rhinoceros are under serious poaching pressure. The Hemmersbach Rhino Force has set up a Cryovault to secure viable genetic material, especially sperm, oocytes and embryos from Black and White rhino. The Hemmersbach Rhino Cryovault is a private cryo-biobank, located in South Africa. Samples are collected post mortem, from poached individuals, when the carcass is found in time, or opportunistically when male rhinos undergo anesthesia (e.g. for transport, dehorning, veterinary treatment).

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