Last Ever Male Northern White Rhino Dies

Last Ever Male Northern White Rhino Dies
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20 Mar 2018

By Cormac McGinn

The last male northern white rhino has died at 45 in Kenya.

That leaves only two females of his subspecies left in the world.


'Sudan' was being treated for age-related complications that led to muscle changes and extensive skin wounds.

In the last 24 hours, his condition worsened and he was unable to stand up.

The death of 'Sudan' has resulted in the extinction of his subspecies.

However scientists have gathered his generic material and are working on techniques to preserve the subspecies.