Time is Running Out for Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino

At 42 years old, the last male northern white rhino, named “Sudan,” spends the rest of his life at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya’s Laikipia. Armed guards provide 24-hour surveillance to ensure his security. Meanwhile, attempts to breed Sudan with the female white rhinos at this park have failed. The only hope for saving these white rhinos from extinction comes from fundraising efforts to make scientific assistance possible. Methods include IVF with stored semen, creation of a cross-breed, and using cell cultures to create embryos.

Their fundraising site, which provides funding for the rangers as well as continuing efforts to breed the white rhinos (see the update) can be found at http://www.gofundme.com/olpejeta. You can also reach Robert Breare, Chief Operating Officer for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, at this site.

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