In a devastating post, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvůr Králové Zoo announced that the last-remaining male northern white rhino died—there are now just two females remaining. The last male, Sudan, died at the age of 45 of an age-related illness.
“We at Ol Pejeta are all saddened by Sudan’s death,” said Ol Pejeta Conservancy CEO Richard Vigne. “He was an amazing rhino, a great ambassador for his species, and will be remembered for the work he did to raise awareness globally of the plight facing not only rhinos, but also the many thousands of other species facing extinction as a result of unsustainable human activity.”
It is with great sadness that Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvůr Králové Zoo announce that Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, age 45, died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19th, 2018 (yesterday). #SudanForever #TheLoneBachelorGone #Only2Left pic.twitter.com/1ncvmjZTy1
— Ol Pejeta (@OlPejeta) March 20, 2018