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Rangers Protect The Last Remaining Male Northern White Rhino In The World
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Rangers Protect The Last Remaining Male Northern White Rhino In The World

Nearly wiped out by poachers and a highly lucrative rhino horn black market, the Northern White Rhino is on the brink of extinction – Sudan, a rhino at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, is the last male Northern White Rhino in the world.

The problem is that Sudan’s horn could fetch more than $75,000 per kg (2.2 lbs), which is why heavily armed poachers have nearly eradicated this species over the last few decades.

Luckily, Sudan doesn’t have to face them alone – the conservancy has an experienced team of rangers that monitor the 90,000-acre private conservation area and work together with local law enforcement agencies as well. Their tools include GPS trackers, surveillance aircraft, and dogs trained to detect humans and security breaches.

Right now, scientists are considering artificial insemination or cross-breeding the females (of which there are 5 left in the world) with similar rhino sub-species and then breeding the resulting rhinos back into pure northern white rhinos.

More info: olpejetaconservancy.org | Facebook | Twitter | justgiving.com (h/t: mashable)

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

Image credits: Dai Kurokawa/European Press Agency

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Morgiana
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7 years ago

Even if it's only one animal, I hope he'll have the chance to live his life peacefully.

Arkido
Community Member
7 years ago

Very true!

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SauceBoss
Community Member
7 years ago

Its amazing what people do for these beautiful creatures, it still feels like they're some hope in this world

PaulineRouse
Community Member
7 years ago

Poor animal....danger at every turn! Hope his keepers don't get £ signs in their eyes!!

FrédéricBroes
Community Member
7 years ago

last rhino picture is a black rhino not a white rhino

kkboodle14
Community Member
7 years ago

The w. rhino actually has a wide mouth while a b. rhino have more of a hook-shaped mouth. You can check, on pic 8. It's a white rhino.

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Sphelele Nhlorh
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1 year ago

Hello I’m Nontando Moyo from south African, we offer the best products of RHINO horns dew to restrictions on rhino horns trade Significant recent growth in demand for rhino horn in Asian consumer markets has driven black market prices to extraordinary levels, we offer the price and affordable and has been trading in rhino horn for 15 years and has lot of experience, email us today rhinoh137@gmail.com for both ornamental purposes and as an in\\gredient in traditional Asian medicines used to treat a range of human ailments linked to toxicity and inflammation, we can offer you in any type of rhino horns White rhinoceros, Black rhinoceros , Indian rhinoceros , Javan rhinoceros. email us today!!!!

FerdinandCelajes
Community Member
7 years ago

I salute you all for thisenvironmental conservation. Hoping that you can make it breed for the next generation.

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

These people deserve my respect. Humanity is too sick.

ColleenOneill-Schleich
Community Member
7 years ago

White Rhrino is considered to be a Lazarus species.

DianaHockley
Community Member
7 years ago

I think it's the most appalling tragedy and I doubt they'll be able to protect this beautiful animal for long.

LouisSamedi
Community Member
7 years ago

When money becomes more important than the extinction of a whole species... so sad.

SarahofBorg
Community Member
7 years ago

They should probably remove the horn (it's harmless) so he's safer.

LindaJefferson
Community Member
7 years ago

Sad to think that man has once again almost wiped out an entire species.

dianeroone
Community Member
7 years ago

I hope he survives, but I am not optimistic. ,Rhinos have been around for over 14 million years but soon gone forever because of human greed

AlizHorváth
Community Member
7 years ago

COOL

--V--
Community Member
7 years ago

Is saw them in real life!!!!!!!!

CherieGibbs
Community Member
7 years ago

What as a Race , have we done? For the Rhino Horn (which has no medicinal properties at all) destroyed this magnificent Animal. Shame

dianeroone
Community Member
7 years ago

Poor creature. I am not optimistic. Rhinos have been around over 14 million years, soon gone because of human greed.

Morgiana
Community Member
7 years ago

Even if it's only one animal, I hope he'll have the chance to live his life peacefully.

Arkido
Community Member
7 years ago

Very true!

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SauceBoss
Community Member
7 years ago

Its amazing what people do for these beautiful creatures, it still feels like they're some hope in this world

PaulineRouse
Community Member
7 years ago

Poor animal....danger at every turn! Hope his keepers don't get £ signs in their eyes!!

FrédéricBroes
Community Member
7 years ago

last rhino picture is a black rhino not a white rhino

kkboodle14
Community Member
7 years ago

The w. rhino actually has a wide mouth while a b. rhino have more of a hook-shaped mouth. You can check, on pic 8. It's a white rhino.

Load More Replies...
Sphelele Nhlorh
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello I’m Nontando Moyo from south African, we offer the best products of RHINO horns dew to restrictions on rhino horns trade Significant recent growth in demand for rhino horn in Asian consumer markets has driven black market prices to extraordinary levels, we offer the price and affordable and has been trading in rhino horn for 15 years and has lot of experience, email us today rhinoh137@gmail.com for both ornamental purposes and as an in\\gredient in traditional Asian medicines used to treat a range of human ailments linked to toxicity and inflammation, we can offer you in any type of rhino horns White rhinoceros, Black rhinoceros , Indian rhinoceros , Javan rhinoceros. email us today!!!!

FerdinandCelajes
Community Member
7 years ago

I salute you all for thisenvironmental conservation. Hoping that you can make it breed for the next generation.

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

These people deserve my respect. Humanity is too sick.

ColleenOneill-Schleich
Community Member
7 years ago

White Rhrino is considered to be a Lazarus species.

DianaHockley
Community Member
7 years ago

I think it's the most appalling tragedy and I doubt they'll be able to protect this beautiful animal for long.

LouisSamedi
Community Member
7 years ago

When money becomes more important than the extinction of a whole species... so sad.

SarahofBorg
Community Member
7 years ago

They should probably remove the horn (it's harmless) so he's safer.

LindaJefferson
Community Member
7 years ago

Sad to think that man has once again almost wiped out an entire species.

dianeroone
Community Member
7 years ago

I hope he survives, but I am not optimistic. ,Rhinos have been around for over 14 million years but soon gone forever because of human greed

AlizHorváth
Community Member
7 years ago

COOL

--V--
Community Member
7 years ago

Is saw them in real life!!!!!!!!

CherieGibbs
Community Member
7 years ago

What as a Race , have we done? For the Rhino Horn (which has no medicinal properties at all) destroyed this magnificent Animal. Shame

dianeroone
Community Member
7 years ago

Poor creature. I am not optimistic. Rhinos have been around over 14 million years, soon gone because of human greed.

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