Sudan – the world's last male northern white rhino dies

  • 31 Mar - 06 Apr, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

Leaving only two females to save its subspecies from extinction, Sudan – the world's last male northern white rhino has died due to ill health. The rhino was 45 years old and had been immensely suffering due to his poor health recently. He was being treated for various age-related problems and several infections. A team of veterinary doctors, therefore, decided to euthanise Sudan following his deteriorating condition, as stated by the conservation group WildAid.

Belonging to the rare male northern white species – Sudan – lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, which was surrounded by armed guards in the days which lead to his death in order to protect him from poachers in the area.

A representative for Ol Pejeta, Elodie Sampere said, “He was a gentle giant, his personality was just amazing and given his size, a lot of people were afraid of him. But there was nothing mean about him.”