The last male northern white rhino is sick!


Vanessa Bibiano, Contributor

Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy announced that the health of Sudan, a 45-year-old northern white rhino and the last male of its species, has deteriorated, bringing the subspecies closer to extinction by poaching.

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At 45, considered elderly in rhino years, the animal lives at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya with two female northern white rhinos — Fatu and Najin. They are the last three northern white rhinos. Image result for male white rhino

Sudan developed an age-related infection on his back right leg last year. It was assessed and treated, and he resumed normal movement in January.Related image

A secondary infection developed beneath the initial one, and it’s not responding to treatment.




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