Time is Running Out for Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino

At 42 years old, the last male northern white rhino, named “Sudan,” spends the rest of his life at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya’s Laikipia. Armed guards provide 24-hour surveillance to ensure his security. Meanwhile, attempts to breed Sudan with the female white rhinos at this park have failed. The only hope for saving these white rhinos from extinction comes from fundraising efforts to make scientific assistance possible. Methods include IVF with stored semen, creation of a cross-breed, and using cell cultures to create embryos.

Their fundraising site, which provides funding for the rangers as well as continuing efforts to breed the white rhinos (see the update) can be found at http://www.gofundme.com/olpejeta. You can also reach Robert Breare, Chief Operating Officer for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, at this site.

Post Author: CecilsPride

0 thoughts on “Time is Running Out for Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino

  • Dr. Rex

    (August 20, 2015 - 2:59 am)

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    “Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino” ….. this is what’s called extinction!

  • […] Watch as the white rhino mother nudges her calf along. This video depicts a behavior that distinguishes white rhinos from black rhinos. In contrast, black rhino calves follow just behind the adult. Finally, contrary to the narrator’s opinion, I think adult rhinos can be cute. If you want to see footage of an adult rhino at play, check out my first video post, “Time is Running Out for Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino.” […]

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