A reminder of humanity's treatment towards animals: Last male White Rhino dies at 45

Maria Romero
PUBLISHED March 21, 2018 04:32 pm


Sudan in his final moments on earth. Photo from Ami Vitale National Geographic Creative


(Inside Manila) Sudan, world's last male northern white rhino died at 45 on Monday, March 19, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.


In the last few months, the animal's health had been deteriorating to the extent that it lost the ability to walk. It thus prompted his veterinary team to euthanize him.


Sudan was captured two years after prowling in the wild. He was brought to Dvur Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and was transferred to Ol Pejeta Conservancy 34 years later.


The rhino's death is a horrible reminder of people's negligence towards animals where they use them for business.


Currently, there are only two female white rhinos of its kind left - Sudan’s daughter, Najin, and granddaughter, Fatu.


But with hopes of keeping their species, scientists are making way to artificially fertilize Najin and Fatu's eggs with Sudan's sperm.


Last year, conservationists put up Sudan's Tinder Account where people can donate money for the in vitro fertilization which would cost as much as $9 million.

RELATED ARTICLE

SCIENCE

Summer Solstice 2018: June 21 marks the longest day of the year

(Inside Manila) On June 21, the Philippines and other countries in the Northern Hemisphere will experience the longest day of the year for the summer solstice.