Meet ‘Sudan’, the last male northern white rhino on the planet!

Meet ‘Sudan’, the last male northern white rhino on the planet!

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At the Oi Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, ‘Sudan’, a male white rhino is guarded 24 hours a day by armed rangers. The reason – he is the last surviving male northern white rhino on the planet.

Sudan – the last male northern white rhinoSudan

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Besides being lovingly guarded by the armed rangers who stand by him vigilantly risking their own lives, Sudan’s horn has been cut off, to deter poachers from getting to him. At 44, Sudan is getting old, and in a race against time, the real challenge today is to mate Sudan with one of the remaining female northern white rhinos at the conservancy, which has proven to be unsuccessful so far. Biologists feel that vitro fertilization might be the only shot at keeping the species alive.

Sudan – guarded 24 hours a day by armed rangersImage source: Wikipedia

Image source: Wikipedia

The northern white rhinoceros was formerly found in several African countries, however, over the decades, humans have slaughtered and wiped out almost the entire species altogether! Rhinos are poached for their valuable ivory horns, which have a high demand in the Asian medicine market.

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