Angalifu

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Angalifu
Northern White Rhinoceros Angalifu.jpg
Angalifu in his enclosure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Species Northern white rhinoceros
Sex Male
Born ca. 1970[1]
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Died December 14, 2014 (aged 44)[1]
Known for Was one of two males of his species left in the world[2]

Angalifu (pronounced "ang-uh-LEEF-oo";[3] 1970–2014) was a captive northern white rhinoceros. It was held at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. He was one of six living northern white rhinoceroses in the world, one of two living males in the world, and the only male on the American continents.[2]

Angalifu was born in the wild ca. 1970 before being caught and sent to the Khartoum Zoo in Khartoum, Sudan. In 1990, he was transferred on loan to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where he lived until his death in December 2014.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Public Relations, San Diego Zoo (December 14, 2014) Elderly Northern White Rhino Passes Away at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ENDANGERED SPECIES Rare White Rhino Dies, Breed Close to Extinction". Discovery News. October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  3. Taylor, Beth (May 14, 1995). "Go On A Safe Safari At Wild Animal Park". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 5, 2014.