Embryo Plus is pioneering the use of Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART’s) in wildlife species. These techniques can be used to save critically endangered species and this work is of great significance as it is the first of its kind in the world. It holds great promise for the continued survival of endangered species. Embryo Plus has produced a world first when a buffalo calf produced by in vitro fertilization ,named “Pumelelo” meaning “success” in Zulu, was born in 2016. Read more about this great work in the articles below!


TV: In vitro-bevrugting om witrenosters te red

As gevolg van die aanslag op renosters, veral in Afrika, is daar is op hierdie stadium slegs drie noord-witrenosters in die wêreld oor. Kenners uit verskeie oorde het al koppe bymekaar gesit om hierdie unieke diere van uitsterwing te red. Dr Morné de la Rey van Embrio Plus gesels in vitro-bevrugting by witrenosters.

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Scientists hope to save northern white rhino from extinction

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As the health of the world’s last male northern white rhino declines in Kenya, a global team of scientists and conservationists is pushing ahead with an ambitious effort to save the subspecies from extinction with the help of the two surviving females.

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IVF Lifeline

The first African buffalo calf produced through in vitro fertilisation, Pumelelo, was born on 28 June 2016 on the farm of Frans Stapelberg from the Lekkerleef Buffalo Ranch near Marble Hall, Limpopo. The birth marks the first time the species has ever been reproduced through IVF. Pumelelo was introduced to the media on 22 September 2016.

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Introducing Pumelelo

The first Cape buffalo calf to be conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was born on 28 June 2016, on the farm Lekkerleef Buffalo Ranch of Mr Frans Stapelberg, near Marble Hall in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

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