For the first time ever, people are planning to take an egg from a northern white rhino and fertilize it from Sudan's sperm, then implant the egg in a less rare, female southern white rhino.
To develop the special in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques for rhinos that could save the subspecies from extinction, Ol Pejeta is partnering up with Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic to raise the necessary funds: an estimated $800,000.
"[T]his is the only hope for preserving an entire subspecies," Ol Pejeta said in a press release.
How did we get here? Rhinos of all kinds are endangered because of the ruthless poaching for their horns, which are rumored to have medicinal properties (they don't). Horns can rack up lots of cash on the black market.
Despite the horrors man has brought upon the northern white subspecies, the fact that people are so determined to save the rarest rhino on earth is truly a testament to the beauty of mankind.
Help rhino-lovers save the northern white at Go Fund Me.