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Photo of Sudan, last living male northern white Rhino shows what extinction looks like

The photo of Sudan taken by Biologist and activist Daniel Schneider has taken micro blogging site Twitter by storm which has been retweeted 42,000 times.


  |  Updated On : November 10, 2017 11:57 PM
Photo of Sudan, last living male northern white Rhino shows what extinction looks like  (Image source: Twitter)

Photo of Sudan, last living male northern white Rhino shows what extinction looks like (Image source: Twitter)

New Delhi :  

Though it is unclear as to how long humans will be ignorant about the nature that surrounds them, but it is very clear that human actions have caused the extinction of many animal species and one of them is Sudan, the last living northern male white rhinoceros. 

Sudan was transported from from a zoo in Czech Republic in 2009 to Kenya at the Ol Pejeta Conservatory on the pressumption that it would be convenient to breed in African soil. Several attempt of breeding with other female white rhinos Fatu and Najin have met with failures.  

The photo of Sudan taken by Biologist and activist Daniel Schneider has taken micro blogging site Twitter by storm which has been retweeted 42,000 times. 

Since Sudan is 44 years old, breeding attempts have failled on account of low sperm counts. However scientists are determined to try IVF technology to save the last of Sudan's species. 

In order to protect him from being poached, Sudan has been placed under 24 hour armed guards. Earlier this year, Sudan had a Tinder account to raise funds for research and  Assisted Reproductive Techniques to save the species.

"I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species literally depends on me," read his profile. 
White rhinos are the second largest land mammal.  

First Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 11:46 PM


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