The World Bids Farewell to the Last Male Northern White Rhino

 

Credit:   Ami Vitale National Geographic Creative

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, died at 45 (elderly in rhino age) Monday at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, about 130 kilometers north of Nairobi. The animal’s health had been deteriorating for the past month and recently worsened so much that he could no longer stand, prompting a decision by his veterinary team to euthanize him. Born in Shambe, South Sudan, the rhino was captured two years after roaming in the wild and brought to the Dvur Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. He was moved to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy 34 years later. (Saplakoglu, 2018)

References

Saplakoglu, Y. (2018, March 20). The World Bids Farewell to the Last Male Northern White Rhino. Retrieved from Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/last-male-white-rhino-is-dead/

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