At 43 years old, Sudan is an old man, and like any man of advanced years, he needs a lot of looking after. Fortunately Sudan has a very special team of dedicated, caring people at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya who give him the best care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Extinction is a word we hear said all too often, but we very rarely ‘see’ extinction in front of our eyes. The case of the northern white rhino is different! There are just three northern white rhinos left on the planet, and just one male – SUDAN.
THIS IS WHAT EXTINCTION LOOKS LIKE.
Because Sudan and the two females, Najin and Fatu, live in a protected boma at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and not in the wilds of Garamba National Park, the last known location where northern whites existed in the wild, we are able to watch extinction happening every second of every day.You can help care for Sudan by adopting him: Help Sudan.
Unfortunately none of Sudan, Najin or Fatu are able to conceive naturally. This is has resulted in detailed research being carried out with a goal of producing a northern white rhino calf using IVF. Much progress has been made in this research, but there is still much to do before we see another generation of northern white rhino placing foot in this world.