The last surviving white Rhino of male gender belonging to the north has died after suffering from poor health for months. Sudan lived 45 years at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. On Monday, he has died after the age-related complexities worsened. The last white rhino was dead in a peaceful way.
The Condition and Survivors of Last White Rhino
After his death, only two females left over – his daughter and granddaughter of the subspecies. Rhinoceroses are total five in species are the second-largest mammals after elephants. Moreover, the white rhinos divided into subspecies – the southern and the northern white rhinos.
Sudan’s age, 45 almost equals to 90 in human years and a rare variety ended his life naturally after a rhino in late 2014. In the 1970s and 80s poaching crisis, the population of subspecies in Sudan, Uganda, Chad and the Central African Republic wiped out in large numbers.
Earlier in 2000, the last surviving few northern white rhinos killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. By the end of 2008, northern white rhinos were extinct in the wild, says World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The rhino treated for degenerative changes in his muscles and bones. In last 24 hours, it was unable to stand and veterinarians have put it down at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. “Sudan was the last white rhino and born in the wild,” said Jan Stejskal of Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic.
“His death is a cruel symbol of human disregard for nature and it saddened everyone who knew him,” Mr. Stejskal said, according to the AFP news agency.