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white rhino faces extinction threat after last male dies | kenya news


a species of the rhinoceros is a step closer towards extinction after the last male has died in kenya. vets ended the life of the northern white rhino called sudan when his health worsened. but there are hopes that dna samples and developments in technology will help revive the species. al jazeera's catherine soi reports from nairobi, kenya.






health of world's last male northern white rhino in decline


johannesburg — the health of the world's last male northern white rhino is deteriorating and minders say his "future is not looking bright."the 45-year-old rhino named sudan was listed on the tinder dating app last year as "the most eligible bachelor in the world" as a fundraiser. he lives with the last two female northern white rhinos in kenya's ol pejeta conservancy, which said thursday that sudan is suffering from an infection despite 24-hour care by veterinarians.the three rhinos, along with another male from the same subspecies that since died, arrived at ol pejeta from a czech zoo in 2009.scientists hope to save the northern white rhino from extinction by using southern white rhinos as surrogates to carry northern white rhino embryos and give birth.






sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, dies at age 45


the rhino famously signed up to tinder in a bid to save his species from extinction.        






health of world’s last male northern white rhino in decline


johannesburg (ap) — the health of the world’s last male northern white rhino is deteriorating and minders say his “future is not looking bright.”the 45-year-old rhino named sudan was listed on the tinder dating app last year as “the most eligible bachelor in the world” as a fundraiser. he lives with the last two female northern white rhinos in kenya’s ol pejeta conservancy, which said thursday that sudan is suffering from an infection despite 24-hour care by veterinarians.the three rhinos, along with another male from the same subspecies that since died, arrived at ol pejeta from a czech zoo in 2009.scientists hope to save the northern white rhino from extinction by using southern white rhinos as surrogates to carry northern white rhino embryos and give birth.most read storiesunlimited dig






world's last male northern white rhino, sudan, dies


nairobi, kenya — the world's last male northern white rhino, sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."a statement from the ol pejeta conservancy in kenya said the 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on monday after his condition "worsened significantly" and he was no longer able to stand. his muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds, with a deep infection on his back right leg.the rhino had been part of an ambitious effort to save the subspecies from extinction after decades of decimation by poachers, with the help of the two surviving females. one is his daughter, najin, and the other is her daughter, fatu.his death won't have an impact on the efforts to save






last male northern white rhino dies in kenya


his death at the age of 45 leaves only two females - his daughter and granddaughter - of the subspecies alive in the world.hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (ivf) techniques.






sudan, the world's last white northern rhino, dies | news


sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino has died, leaving only two female northern white rhinos alive in the world, kenyan conservation officials announced. sudan, who was known as the "gentle giant" and lived in the ol pejeta conservancy in kenya, was euthanised after his condition worsened, the officials said on tuesday. sudan had been part of an effort to save the subspecies from extinction."he was a great ambassador for his species and will be remembered for the work he did to raise awareness ... of the plight facing not only rhinos but also the many thousands of other species facing extinction as a result of unsustainable human activity,"  ol pejeta ceo richard vigne said. sudan attracted thousands of visitors and was listed as "the most eligible bachelor in the world," on t






sudan, last male northern white rhino, dies in kenya


image copyrightafpimage caption sudan, pictured in 2016, was 45 years old the world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of ill health, his carers said.sudan, 45, lived at the ol pejeta conservancy in kenya. he was put to sleep on monday after age-related complications worsened significantly.his death leaves only two females - his daughter and granddaughter - of the subspecies alive in the world.hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (ivf) techniques.media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthe bbc met sudan, dubbed 'the last man standing', in 2017why is this kind of rhino so rare?rhinoceroses - of which there are five species - are the second-largest land mammal after elephants. the white rhino






rhino dies: sudan was the last male northern white


image copyrightafpimage caption sudan, pictured in 2016, was 45 years old the world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of ill health, his carers said.sudan, 45, lived at the ol pejeta conservancy in kenya. he was put to sleep on monday after age-related complications worsened significantly.his death leaves only two females - his daughter and granddaughter - of the subspecies alive in the world.hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (ivf) techniques.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 last year, not to find love, but to help fund the development of ivf for rhinos.the move won him fans across th






scientists hope to save northern white rhino from extinction


johannesburg (ap) — as the health of the world’s last male northern white rhino declines in kenya, a global team of scientists and conservationists is pushing ahead with an ambitious effort to save the subspecies from extinction with the help of the two surviving females.participants in the project to create northern white rhino embryos through in vitro fertilization say its success depends not on the sick, elderly male named sudan, but on his daughter najin and granddaughter fatu, whose eggs would likely have to be extracted because the rhinos can’t reproduce naturally. even so, sudan, who could be euthanized because of a leg infection, is something of a celebrity, attracting thousands of visitors to his home at ol pejeta conservancy and being listed as “the most eligible bachelor in the






world's last male northern white rhino, sudan, dies


the world's last male northern white rhino has joined the tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. "i don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me," the rhino's profile says. "i perform well under pressure."...






last male northern white rhino takes a walk despite illness


johannesburg — old and sick, the world's last male northern white rhino has surprised his keepers by getting up and walking around.the ol pejeta conservancy in kenya said on twitter saturday that the rhino named sudan moved during the night and took a "delicious mud bath" after rain fell.the conservancy says sudan is resting again and will be attended by veterinarians throughout the day.ol pejeta previously said sudan's health was in decline and that it doesn't want the 45-year-old rhino to suffer "unnecessarily," a possible indication that the conservancy might euthanize him if there is no hope of recovery from an infection on his back right leg.the last two female northern white rhinos are also at ol pejeta.there are roughly 20,000 southern white rhinos in africa.






swipe right to save a species


nairobi, kenya—a top kenyan wildlife conservation group is enlisting the help of an unlikely partner to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction: tinder. yes, the dating app.at age 43, sudan, the last surviving male northern white rhino on the planet, is living at ol pejeta, a conservancy in laikipia, and can’t naturally breed with...






world's last male northern white rhino, sudan, dies


the world's last male northern white rhino, sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."a statement from the ol pejeta conservancy in kenya said the 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on monday after his condition "worsened significantly" and he was no longer able to stand. his muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds, with a deep infection on his back right leg.euthanasia was "the best option, given the quality of his life had deteriorated to a point where it was unfair to him," chief conservation officer samuel mutisya told the associated press.the rhino had been part of an ambitious effort to save the subspecies from extinction after decades of decimation by p






world's last male northern white rhino, sudan, dies


nairobi, kenya — the death of the world's last male northern white rhino, sudan, doesn't end efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals. the focus now turns to his stored semen and that of four other dead rhinos, as well as the perfection of in vitro fertilization techniques and the critical need to keep the remaining two females alive.whatever happens, conservationists hope the lessons learned in the endeavor can be applied to other critically endangered species.the 45-year-old sudan, who won widespread affection last year with his listing as "the most eligible bachelor in the world" on the tinder dating app in a fundraising effort, was euthanized on monday after "age-related complications," researchers said tuesday.in his death, the world saw the shadow






world's last male rhino getting help from tinder dating app


nairobi, kenya — the world's last male northern white rhino has joined the tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive."i don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me," the rhino's profile says. "i perform well under pressure."the campaign called "the most eligible bachelor in the world," by a kenyan wildlife conservancy and the dating app, focuses on the rhino named sudan.the 43-year-old and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age.ol pejeta conservancy and the app aim to raise $9 million for research into breeding methods, including in-vitro fertilization, in an effort to save the species from extinction."we partnered with ol pejeta conser






last male northern white rhino takes a walk despite illness


johannesburg — old and sick, the world's last male northern white rhino has surprised his keepers by getting up and walking around at a wildlife area in kenya.the 45-year-old rhino named sudan moved during the night and took a "delicious mud bath" after long-awaited rains fell, the ol pejeta conservancy said saturday on twitter. it noted that march 3 is u.n. world wildlife day and that it had received many messages of concern for the ailing sudan, who could be euthanized if he continues to suffer from a deep infection on his back right leg."he is now resting again and will be attended by the vet team and his keepers throughout the day," said the conservancy, which is also home to the last two female northern white rhinos - sudan's daughter and granddaughter.while the rhino subspecies is on






last male northern white rhino takes a walk despite illness


johannesburg (ap) — old and sick, the world’s last male northern white rhino has surprised his keepers by getting up and walking around at a wildlife area in kenya.the 45-year-old rhino named sudan moved during the night and took a “delicious mud bath” after long-awaited rains fell, the ol pejeta conservancy said saturday on twitter. it noted that march 3 is u.n. world wildlife day and that it had received many messages of concern for the ailing sudan, who could be euthanized if he continues to suffer from a deep infection on his back right leg.“he is now resting again and will be attended by the vet team and his keepers throughout the day,” said the conservancy, which is also home to the last two female northern white rhinos – sudan’s daughter and granddaughter.while the rhino subspecies






world’s last male rhino getting help from tinder dating app – the denver post


by tom odula, the associated pressnairobi, kenya — the world’s last male northern white rhino has joined the tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.“i don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me,” the rhino’s profile says. “i perform well under pressure.”the campaign called “the most eligible bachelor in the world,” by a kenyan wildlife conservancy and the dating app, focuses on the rhino named sudan.the 43-year-old and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age.ol pejeta conservancy and the app aim to raise $9 million for research into breeding methods, including in-vitro fertilization, in an effort to save the species from extinction.“






swipe right! last male northern white rhino joins tinder


the goal is to raise the $9 million needed to protect the species from extinction.        






us investigator of ivory, rhino horn trade killed in kenya


nairobi, kenya — kenya police and officials say an american investigator into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade has been found stabbed to death in his home.nicolas kamwende, head of criminal investigations in nairobi, says a family member went to esmond bradley martin's house on sunday to check on him after he did not respond to phone calls and found the body on a bed with a stab wound to the neck.conservationist paula kahumbu says martin led investigations into the illegal trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn that threatens the two species with extinction. kahumbu says he was at the forefront of exposing ivory traffickers in the u.s., congo, vietnam, nigeria, angola, china and recently myanmar.






with the last male ailing, the northern white rhino is almost gone


the beleaguered northern white rhinoceros moved closer to extinction this week after conservationists announced that the health of the only surviving male of the species was deteriorating.the rhino, named sudan, made headlines last year after it was dubbed "the most eligible bachelor in the world" on the dating app tinder as part of a campaign to spread awareness about rhinos and raise money to help protect them.advertisementbut now sudan's days appear to be numbered.he was "starting to show signs of ailing," according to a statement posted wednesday on twitter by the ol pejeta conservancy, the preserve in kenya where the 45-year-old rhino has lived since 2009. "his health has begun deteriorating, and his future is not looking bright.""we are very concerned about him — he's extremely old f






this is the only surviving male white rhino on the planet


if this creature looks sad, that’s probably because it is. sudan is the last male white rhino on the planet––meaning this footage could soon become a record of an extinct creature.full story at youtube.more great animals. posted by josh urich






world’s last male northern white rhino is gravely ill. is there hope?


the 45-year-old is the only remaining male northern white rhino in the world.        






last male northern white rhino joins tinder to raise money


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthere are only three northern white rhinos leftthe last male northern white rhino on earth has joined the dating app tinder - as part of fundraising efforts by conservationists to save the species.at 43 (or 100 in rhino years), sudan is described as "one of a kind", who likes to eat grass and chill in the mud.attempts to mate the animal - who lives in kenya - with only two surviving females have failed.conservationists say they need to raise $10m (£7.8m) to develop in vitro fertilisation (ivf) methods for rhinos."it's never ever has been done in rhinos before," richard vigne, head of ol pejeta conservancy, told the bbc."this is a 10-year programme to recover that species."we'll hopefully keep him alive as long as we can - but we are






why does this rhino have 24-hour security?


sudan is the only male northern white rhino left alive, and the last chance for the survival of his species.video journalist: roderick macelod






how a court's ruling could lead to rhino extinction


south africa's top court overturned a national ban on the trade of rhino horns.       






poachers killed a beloved white rhino - inside a french zoo


for the past decade, poachers have killed rhinoceroses in the wild and in protected reserves around the world at alarming rates, threatening the survival of four of the world's five rhino species.the poaching is driven by a demand for rhino horns in southeast asia that has grown nearly insatiable; so much so, experts say, that any living rhino - anywhere in the world - is now at risk of being killed.perhaps no rhino death illustrates that threat more forcefully than the killing of vince, a 4-year-old male white rhino who was slaughtered this week inside his enclosure at a zoo outside paris. the rhino - discovered by his keeper at the thoiry zoological park on tuesday - now holds the ominous distinction of likely being the first rhino to be killed by poachers inside a zoo, experts said."thi






endangered white rhino shot dead inside french zoo by poachers seeking valuable


for the past decade, poachers have killed rhinoceroses in the wild and in protected reserves around the world at alarming rates, threatening the survival of four of the world’s five rhino species.the poaching is driven by a demand for rhino horns in southeast asia that has grown nearly insatiable; so much so, experts say, that any living rhino – anywhere in the world – is now at risk of being killed.perhaps no rhino death illustrates that threat more forcefully than the killing of vince, a 4-year-old male white rhino who was slaughtered this week inside his enclosure at a zoo outside paris. the rhino – discovered by his keeper at the thoiry zoological park on tuesday – now holds the ominous distinction of likely being the first rhino to be killed by poachers inside a zoo, experts said.“thi






poachers kill rhino for his horn at french zoo


image copyrightapimage caption vince (pictured) was shot three times in the head a rhino has been shot dead by poachers at a zoo in france in what is believed to be the first such incident in europe.keepers found vince, a four-year-old white rhino, in his enclosure at thoiry zoo on tuesday morning.one of his horns had been hacked off with a chainsaw, police said.the african rhino's horn commands high prices on the black market, with about 100 killed every month in the wild.however, this is thought to be the first time poachers have targeted a rhino living in a european zoo.vince was shot three times in the head after poachers forced their way into the zoo overnight. they then took the horn - a kilo of which could fetch as much as $60,000 (£49,300).but the poachers appear to have been distu






poachers kill rhino for his horn at french zoo


image copyrightapimage caption vince (pictured) was shot three times in the head a rhino has been shot dead by poachers at a zoo in france in what is believed to be the first such incident in europe.keepers found vince, a four-year-old white rhino, in his enclosure at thoiry zoo on tuesday morning.one of his horns had been hacked off with a chainsaw, police said.the african rhino's horn commands high prices on the black market, with about 100 killed every month in the wild.however, this is thought to be the first time poachers have targeted a rhino living in a european zoo.vince was shot three times in the head after poachers forced their way into the zoo overnight. they then took the horn - a kilo of which could fetch as much as $60,000 (£49,300).but the poachers appear to have been distu






baby belle, the hand-reared rhino


a white rhino that was hand reared after needing treatment for an injured leg has been reunited with its mother.belle is cotswold wildlife park's first hand reared white rhino calf.a team of rhino keepers were with her 24-hours a day until she could be reintroduced to her mother nancy.






meet sudan: ‘the most eligible bachelor in the world’ and last male northern whi


sudan — the last surviving male of his species — is 43 and it is feared he only has months to live. now conservationists are in a race to breed him before he does






why a czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos


dvur kralove zoo in the czech republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.rhino poaching has reached a crisis point after a white rhino was killed for its horn at a zoo in france in early march.dehorning is not painful to the rhino as there's no live tissue in it, and the horns grow back eventually.






african rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes


nairobi, kenya (ap) — a rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.the incident happened in etosha national park after suspect luteni muharukua and other alleged poachers illegally entered the wildlife area in hopes of killing rhinos for their horns, the namibian newspaper reported last week.the newspaper said the rhino “appeared from nowhere” and quoted simson shilongo, a police officer, as saying the rhino inflicted a severe leg injury on muharukua after he fell while fleeing.the suspect’s friends found refuge for him on a nearby mountain and police arrested him there on oct. 15, a day after he was injured, according to shilongo. muharukua was being treated at a hospital under police guard.most read storiesu






african rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes


nairobi, kenya — a rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.the namibian newspaper reported last week that the incident happened in etosha national park after suspect luteni muharukua and other alleged poachers illegally entered the wildlife area in hopes of killing rhinos for their horns.the newspaper says the rhino "appeared from nowhere" and quotes simson shilongo, a police officer, as saying the rhino inflicted a severe leg injury on muharukua after he fell while fleeing.shilongo says the suspect's friends found refuge for him on a nearby mountain and police arrested him there on oct. 15, a day after he was injured. muharukua is being treated at a hospital under police guard.






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