The last male northern white rhinoceros dies
The last male northern white rhinoceros Sudan living in the world died.
In a statement from the Ol Pejeta Conservation District Administration in Kenya announced that the white rhinoceros Sudan, the last of the species 45-year-old was put down due to the worsened age-related health problems and infections in recent years.
Elodie who works as a consultant in Ol Pejeta Sampere said that two female white rhinos live in Kenya and that Sudan's genetic samples were kept before he was euthanized.
'Sudan' was an important part of the efforts to keep this descendant out of decades of poaching.
Theoretically, the northern white rhino became extinct with the death of Sudan, but the hope for continuing the species lies in artificially inseminating either Najin or her daughter, Fatu.
Northern white rhinos were once seen in Chad, Sudan, Uganda, Congo and the Central African Republic. But especially in the 1970s and 1980s, the hunting of the years have decimated their population.
Now south white rhinos and black rhinos are under the threat of illegal hunters for their horns.
It is believed that about 20 thousand white rhinos live in Africa. This number was below 100 a century ago, but in the mid-20th century, the South African environmentalist Ian Player's efforts have resulted in an increase in the number of white rhinos. (ILKHA)