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SOS Rhino : In the News : A Sweet Conundrum for Endangered Rhinos

A Sweet Conundrum for Endangered Rhinos

  By Susan Brown ScienceNOW Daily News 26 June 2006

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA--Sugar and spice may be what little girls are made of, but rhinoceroses appear to use a different cookbook. A new study shows that black rhinos stressed early in their pregnancies are almost 3 times as likely to have male babies as female ones. The imbalance may be due to a spike in blood sugar that selectively dooms female offspring. The finding could help attempts to rebuild wild rhino herds.

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