AnimalsAntlers and Horns Images as Desktop Backgrounds by Billion Photos Awesome Assembly of Antlers and Horns Photographic Endeavours for everyone to enjoy and download for free. The last male northern white rhinoceros has died, leaving only two females with which conservationists hope to save the species from extinction. Sudan, the “gentle giant” who lived in the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya, was put down on Monday after the pain from a degenerative illness became too great. He is survived by his daughter and granddaughter. To try to preserve the species, genetic material was collected from Sudan before he was euthanised. Staff at the park hope that, through “advanced cellular technologies” and IVF, his death will not signal the end of the species. The northern white rhino has been all but destroyed by uncontrolled hunting in the colonial era and, more recently, poaching for their horns. Sudan, who was 45, survived the species’ near-extinction in the 1970s and was taken to Dvůr Králové zoo in the Czech Republic. He was eventually moved back to Africa and, according to those who worked in the Ol Pejeta conservancy, “stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength”. Pages:12NextLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Current ye@r * Leave this field empty This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.