Nairobi: With the passing away of Sudan, at age 45, now there are only 2 females and no more male northern white rhinos on planet Earth.
It remains to be seen if artificial reproductive techniques can save the fate of the northern white rhino -the majestic African wildlife species that is now going to be extinct due to the demand for rhino horn and menace of poaching.
Sudan, the last male of the northern white rhino, was kept under 24-hour armed security in a 700 acre enclosure with electric fence at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90,000-acre not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Central Kenya’s Laikipia County, to prevent poaching. He had to be euthanised on 19 March 2018 due to age-related complications.
The northern white rhino is one of the five rhino species still remaining on earth. This species was worst hit during the poaching crisis of the 20th Century decade of 80s and early 90s.