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The northern white rhinoceros is now one step closer to extinction after the death of the last remaining male of the subspecies this week.


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Beryl L (78)
Wednesday March 28, 2018, 4:19 am
“We on Ol Pejeta are all saddened by Sudan’s death. He was a great ambassador for his species and will be remembered for the work he did to raise awareness globally of the plight facing not only rhinos but also the many thousands of other species facing extinction as a result of the unsustainable human activity. One day, his demise will hopefully be seen as a seminal moment for conservationists worldwide,” said Richard Vigne, CEO of Ol Pejeta.


Beryl L (78)
Wednesday March 28, 2018, 4:19 am
With only two females left in the world, Sudan’s daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu, this precious subspecies has an uncertain future. With genetic material collected from Sudan, researchers hope to use in vitro fertilisation to combine the eggs from these two females with stored semen, and use southern white rhino females as surrogate mothers. This procedure has never been tried in rhinos before and may cost up to US$9 million. But that’s a small price to pay to save this majestic subspecies.


MmAway M (520)
Wednesday March 28, 2018, 4:23 am
RIP Sudan

I did read this in the newspaper ~ now only 2 females and one baby left.
Forgive me, Beryl, I could not read about this again, I think I caught through my Endangered Animals mail!

So So So Sad!

Animae C (508)
Wednesday March 28, 2018, 4:25 am
Yes i heard the sad news, hopefully they will perfect the artificial insemination procedure!

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 28, 2018, 10:50 am
SO very sad. R.I.P. Sudan Thanks Beryl

fly bird (26)
Wednesday March 28, 2018, 7:11 pm
Sudan, did not have the life he deserved.

Sudan was indeed a noble animal. He was in a lot of pain.
Very sad to hear of his death. What a loss, for the planet, and his family.
Thank you for sharing, Beryl
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