Last male northern white rhino died

eba94f79eba67131d5e880d26a634272 - Last male northern white rhino died

Sudan, the last male white rhino in the world, is Monday, death in Kenya.

Sudan died Monday at the age of 45 in the Ol Pejeta nature reserve. The animal was treated for age-related complications, which led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones, in combination with extensive skin injuries.

According to the park went to the state of the animal in the last 24 hours very fast. Sudan could no longer get up and was suffering. A veterinarian decided the rhino out of his misery.

In the seventies escaped Sudan to extinction of are species. He kept them alive, by two females to conceive. Researchers have found genetic material from the Sudan collected after his death, in the hope of later using advanced cell technology the northern white rhino to reproduce.

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