World’s Last Male White Rhino Is Dead

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, died on Monday from “age-related complications”.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya reported that the 45-year-old animal had to be euthanized, as he could no longer stand on his feet.

Along with two females, Sudan was part of an ambitious attempt to save the sub-species from total extinction.

The rhino was transported from the Dver Kralove Zoo, Czech Republic, to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where he lived with the last two females, 27-year old Najin and 17-year-old Fatu.

Last year, conservationists put Sudan on the dating app Tinder to raise $9 million for fertility treatment, after all the attempts to get him to mate naturally failed.

Richard Vigne, the Conservancy CEO, remembers Sudan as an ambassador for his species who helped raise awareness of the plight facing many other species on the verge of extinction due to uncontrolled human activity.

Many high profile supporters shared their devastation over the loss. Bindi Irwin, actress and conservationist from Australia, sent her condolences to Ol Pejeta, saying that the Conservancy lost a family member.

Source: The Sun