An endling's burden
40-year-old male rhino living in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, has a unique distinction—he is the last male northern white rhino in the world. And he may not like the attempt to save him: 24X7 armed guards. Not only this, to keep him away from harm, he has been de-horned and fitted with radio transmitters. Sudan shares Ol Pejeta with two female rhinos of his subspecies. The trio is reportedly three of the last five remaining northern white rhinos in the world. Two other females live in captivity. There is hope that Sudan will one day be able to produce progeny and possibly save his kind from extinction. In 1960, there were more than 2,000 northern white rhinos roaming the earth, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature.