Rest in Peace, Northern White Rhino

Rest in Peace, Northern White Rhino

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, died at 45, which is elderly by rhino standards, on Monday, 3/19/2018 at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. His health deteriorated so much that he could no longer stand, prompting a decision by his veterinary team to euthanize him.


Poachers in the 20th century wiped out most of this white rhino subspecies mainly for their horns. More than 2,000 of the animals roamed wild in the 1960's. The only remaining northern whites today are two captive females—Sudan’s daughter, Najin, and granddaughter, Fatu. Neither is able to produce offspring naturally.

Researchers hope to keep this subspecies alive by artificially fertilizing Najin and Fatu’s eggs with sperm frozen from male northern white rhinos and then implanting the fertilized eggs into a female southern white rhino—a subspecies that was also threatened but has since grown exponentially because of conservation efforts. Last year as part of a campaign to raise money for such in vitro fertilization attempts, which experts say could cost as much as $9 million, Sudan acquired a Tinder account where people can donate money by swiping right.


Sadly, if it doesn't work this majestic species will go the way of the Passenger Pigeon.


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  • Meanwhile in Asia there are still dumb fucks that thinks the rhyno and elephant horns have medicinal properties.

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  • Humans are so gross. The earth would be so much better off without us.

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  • this is really sad. just one of the things that makes us humans suck, is us wiping out other species that we share the planet with. its not fair to them.

    Rest In Peace Sudan. <3

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    • Humans wipe out humans too , this so not better lol

  • Thank you for sharing this and sorry to hear about the Northern White Rhino dying.
    Hopefully their experiment works.

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  • It's tragic when some animals go extinct, only because people kill them for one single part of their body.

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  • How sad we’re all a bunch of morons and we’re destroying this planet.

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  • Humans are destructive. NO species would miss us. The animals we “help” only need help bc we fu Jed to their life in th first place- same goes for humans on whichever end of human “charity”.. more like “oops fducked up you civilization bc i think I’m a semi god and my manifest destiny is to build the biggest baddest projectile -extension of my penis- implement of destruction to Prove my. Virility and my awesomeness... Yoir family was raped and mutiltaed and murdered , crops burnt , your world is gone? Hmm My bad. here’s some rice and a pair of old shoes. god bless.”

    We create ideals like love god peace good will then use them as a president to justify torture slaughter and mass destruction of humans animals environment. I believe in fighting against these things however the fact it’s a constant fight like WTF is the point of human beings.

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  • This is so sad.
    Why!
    Why are humans so cruel!
    I bet if we went extinct tomorrow the world wouldn't miss us.

    Rest in peace Sudan.🙏

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  • Humans are a cancer to this planet. Hope we go extinct.

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    • @lord_chilled

      yeah i did not mean its not important for you to live your life or have your kids and their kids flourish. or that you should perish :-) i was just curious about what was behind it :)

    • @VIVANT okay.
      There wanr much behind it, it was just a reply to her opinion, nothing more than that

  • Let's hope it works!

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  • Awww r. i. p

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  • poachers need to be stopped

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  • Aw man this is so sad...

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  • This is sad

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  • Why are some people so fuckup?

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  • Awe poor thing. 😦😱😢

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  • The saddest news here :(

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  • Sad story.

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  • Any news if Sudan's DNA can someday be cloned?

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  • Why go on tinder in order to receive donations? That's the last thing people want to do when they're desperate to hook up.

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  • you look at the comments and realize how sick some of these people are saying "I hope we (as a species) go extinct".
    Neah man, fuck you and your sick brains, you go die.
    If you don't care that much about your life, why don't you go there and fight mano a mano with the poachers? That's a solution to get things moving one way or another and make the world a better place.

    Sick basement twisted fucks.

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  • Poachers should be shot, they are messed up human beings

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    • You are aware that most such "poachers" in Africa are natives, right? They aren't the movie stereotype of foreign hunters. Why do they do it? If the alternatives are poach for money or not feed your family...

  • There are facilities breeding Whites, working to release them into the wild. A subspecies is a race. Those returning aren't the originals, but they will replenish the habitat. Send your money there and support this. This is what it will take to preserve them in Africa. Get involved and don't sulk. MRGA. Make Rhinos great again.

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  • It’s really sad how we lose certain species because of poachers and not by natural extinction so it’s good that they are making efforts to bring this species back that was never meant to be wiped out naturally

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    • What, SPECIFICALLY, is unnatural about humans? Are we from another planet?

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    • @HereIbe If you say so, you obviously just want to keep debating about this. Losing any animal species from humans is sad and not necessary since we are different than animals because of our intelligence. Look at what happened to the Dodo bird for example

    • You made a big deal over something not being "natural", therefore, a valid definition of "natural" should matter to you.

  • This is a real tragedy. I hope the artificial fertilization procedure is succcessful.

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  • When all the big game is extinct can we start having poachers hunt poachers?

    Ugh this makes me sick knowing humans are cause mass extinctions but nobody cares because they are too busy with their fucking pathetic lives to do anything for the Earth they reside on.

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  • Big problem is a lot of these animals are often killed and their horns or genitals used as soup, believing it increases fertility and acts like an aphrodisiac. news.vice.com/.../china-outlaws-the-eating-of-tiger-penis-rhino-horn-and-other-endangered-animal-products

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  • Man we really need to change our ways or else we will be the instruments of our own destruction. We breed like viruses and kill just as indiscriminately. There's a dark future for ourselves and our planet unless things change dramatically.

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  • "shrugs". . . what are we going to do? We appear powerless to make the right decision about humanity, the planet, and our future.

    Too bad, so sad.

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  • Poachers should be the ones facing extinction.

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    • Even though most of the "poachers" are actually natives who are faced with a choice to hunt illegally and sell or not be able to feed their families?

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    • Okay, you go OVER THERE and tell those "darkies" they are living wrong.

    • @HereIbe dude, I'm not saying that they should starve to death but are you meaning to tell me that there's literally nothing else to hunt other than that one animal that also just so happens to have pretty lucrative body parts that could be sold?

  • It's sad there is not going to be enough genetic variability to keep the species alive.

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  • I mean do we really need more rhinos, let them go it's evolution.

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  • Noooo
    Make babies! Damn it

    Dont want the white rhino to be extinct 😔

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  • Congrats fellow humans on being the biggest POS life has to offer.

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  • this is really bad news. we lost another type of rhinos

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  • We human destroy our earth seek life on other planets.

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  • Put them behind bars, they hate wildlife and nature

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  • So sad. RIP

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  • R. i. p.

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  • Nice my take.

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