World's last male white rhino dies, leaving future of species in doubt

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Sudan, 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

Before being transported to Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sudan lived at Dver Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic.

The most popular was when Sudan got his own particular Tinder profile previous year, to focus on the situation of his sub-species and direct gifts to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy for look into on helped conceptive advancements for rhinos. "The veterinary team. made the decision to euthanize him".

Richard Vigne, Ol Pejeta's CEO, said Sudan;s death was a major blow to global conservation efforts, especially those aimed at saving endangered species.

Throughout his existence, he significantly contributed to the survival of his species as he sired two females.


Sudan's death has caused ripples across the globe.

However, demand for rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicine and dagger handles in Yemen fueled a poaching crisis in the 1970s and 1980s that largely wiped out the northern white rhino population in Uganda, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad.

Attempts to use Sudan to prolong the species with the two surviving female rhinos had failed, and an account was created for him on the dating app Tinder a year ago, not to find love, but to help fund the development of IVF for rhinos.

There are now only two northern white rhinos left in the world - both are female.

Researchers were able to save some of Sudan's genetic material in the hopes of successfully artificially inseminating one of the two females left, it was said. "The estimated cost of IVF-from the development of the method, to trials, implantation and the creation of a viable breeding herd of northern whites-could be as much as US$9 million", WildAid said.


Poachers can sell northern white rhino horns for $50 000 per kilo, making them more valuable than gold.

For the first time, researchers plan to harvest the females' viable eggs and fertilize them with the semen of now deceased northern white male rhinos, using a southern white rhino as a surrogate.

"But we should not give up".

The staff of Ol Pejeta Conservancy hope that, through "advanced cellular technologies" and IVF, his death will not signal the end of the species. "It may sound unbelievable, but thanks to the newly developed techniques even Sudan could still have an offspring".


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