Frozen Zoo

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You can’t get good photos of animals at the frozen zoo … but if you’re interested in endangered species, this is the place where they are.

In each canister are hundreds of genetic samples … living stem cell lines of critically endangered AND extinct species.

I got to visit with some of the scientists who work there and, while I am not allowed to share any photos from inside, I can tell you that I got to see a living stem cell line of a Northern White Rhino that had died decades before. If there is any hope to preserve even a small slice of what we’re losing every day, it’s going to come from here and its associated facilities.