This could be the last ever photograph of a male northern white rhino ever taken

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Wednesday 07 March 2018 09:00
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Sudan is the last male white rhino left in the world.

And he’s gravely ill.

Sudan, who lives at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya is 45-years-old, which according to a worker there is equivalent to 90 human years. He is suffering from an infected bedsore brought about by reduced mobility that comes with age.

They are treating the wounds twice a day, and though his condition has slightly improved in the past few days, his carers aren’t holding out “big hopes” for his recovery.

There are two female white rhinos remaining, but attempts to mate with either have been unsuccessful.

A Tinder account was created for him to help fund the development of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) for rhinos.

Sadly, it might be too late.

Here he is. Take a long look:

Picture: (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images )(Getty)

Picture: (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images )(TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Picture: (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images )(TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s not just Sudan who is facing extinction. According to Eco Experts, the European Snow Leopard and Central America’s Spider Monkey are just a few of animals facing extinction in the world.

A lethal combination of poaching, destruction of habitat by human means and pollution are to be blamed.

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