i’ve got mixed feelings about today’s post peeps 😕
like, it’s an animal fact (which is awesome) … but it’s a sad animal fact 😢
#tdil the very last male northern white rhino on earth, sudan, has passed away 😭 #rip
now, besides this being sad because it’s about a big ole rhino passing away, it’s also sad because having a live male white rhino in the world is crucial when it comes to stopping the sub-species going extinct 😕
sudan was 45-years-old and got his name due to the place that he was born 🦏. initially gaining life in the wild, sudan was moved to the dvur králové zoo in the czech republic at a young age.
he lived there for most of his life before moving to kenya’s ol pejeta conservancy in 2009. it was here that he lived with two younger females … with people hoping that it would cause mating and the subsequent survival of the subspecies.
as the last male in existence, dude even had his own 24 armed security to keep him safe from poachers! 😎
sadly, sudan never did mate with either of the females 😢 meaning that the northern white rhino species is now in a really bad place ☹️
that said, when sudan’s health started to deteriorate, the conservation folk started preparations to try and ensure that the species can be saved … even if sudan was to pass away.
as such, they are now going to try in vitro fertilisation 👍🏻 with experts saying that it has to go well, otherwise the subspecies could be at its end 😢
whilst this is very sad news, it’s also touching to see how far people are going to try and save the subspecies 😊 due to poachers, there are only 30,000 rhinos left in the world (that includes all species!).
if you want to help out with the above plan to save the northern white rhino, you can donate ->here<- #notasponsoredpost #nopressure
byeeee 🦏 #tdil
this one kinda sucks tbh 😕 never cool when a species could soon go extinct … because of greedy peeps wanting their gubbins 🙄 anyway … if you fancy reading more facts, take a look ->here<-