Last year, the last male northern white rhino passed away, leaving Najin
and Fatu, which is his daughter and granddaughter, as the only two of their kind left here on Earth.
et KWS, une equipe de veterinaires dirigee par le docteur David Ndeereh du KWS et le professeur Thomas Hildebrandt de Leibniz, a recolte 10 Aufs pondus par un rhinoceros blanc femelle nomme Najin
et un autre nomme Fatu.
and Fatu are Sudan's daughter and grand-daughter and the three animals lived together at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, about 250km (155 miles) north of Nairobi, where Sudan died.
FEMALE northern white rhinos Fatu, right, and Najin
, the last two northern white rhinos on the planet, are fed carrots by a ranger in their enclosure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.
Two females, Najin
, 30, and daughter Fatu, 19, are the only survivors of the subspecies of white rhino, and live under 24-hour armed guard at Ol Pejeta.
Encased in a thick silvery hide that shimmers like armour in the sunlight, Najin
, 30, and her daughter Fatu, 19, are blissfully unaware of the heavy burden they bear as the only survivors of a sub-species brought to the brink of extinction by human beings.
EAT OF THE DAY Fatu and Najin
graze in the huge enclosure
Since the remaining northern females, a mother and daughter called Najin
and Fatu who live in Kenya, are unable to bear offspring themselves, the embryos created from their eggs will be implanted into a southern white rhino surrogate.
Sudan was relocated in 2009 to Kenya along with two northern white rhino females: Najin
In the face of this tragedy, we still have a little celebration, And our homeland of Kenya is host to Sudan's daughters Najin
and Fatu, the last two white female rhinos.
Picking up where The Calligrapher's Daughter ends, The Kinship of Secrets finds Calvin and Najin
Cho settled in America with their daughter, Miran, while their younger daughter, Inja, remains in the care of Najin
's extended family in South Korea.
The team now hopes to use the technique to collect eggs from the last two northern white rhinos -- Najin
and Fatu, the daughter and granddaughter of Sudan.