The Last of the Rhi­nos

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If this rhino dies, the whole species could be fin­ished

nat­u­ral World / times vary / BBC2

For 15 mil­lion years, north­ern white rhi­nos roamed the planet. Now, there are three left. This is the ter­ri­ble story of Su­dan, the last re­main­ing male north­ern white rhino. In 1975, Su­dan was cap­tured and sent to a zoo in Cze­choslo­vakia. It was be­lieved zoos were the best way of pro­tect­ing rhi­nos from poach­ing, but the an­i­mals didn’t do well in the cold cli­mate. Back in Africa, con­ser­va­tion­ists were suc­ceed­ing and a small pop­u­la­tion was thriv­ing.

But an­other out­break of war in 2004 saw the wild pop­u­la­tion wiped out. Su­dan is now the last tiny hope for the species.

Su­dan: the last male of his kind

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