Sudan (rhinoceros)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sudan
Ceratotherium simum cottoni -Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.jpg
Sudan at the Ol Pejeta conservancy, June 2010
SpeciesNorthern white rhinoceros
SexMale
Born1973
Southern Sudan, Sudan
DiedMarch 19, 2018(2018-03-19) (aged 45)[1]
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya
Known forLast male of his subspecies in the world[2]

Sudan (1973 – March 19, 2018) was a captive northern white rhinoceros who lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya.[3]

He was known for being one of only three living northern white rhinoceroses in the world, and the last known male of his subspecies. Sudan was euthanised on March 19, 2018, after suffering from "age-related complications".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "In captivity". Papuan Animals. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  2. "ENDANGERED SPECIES Rare White Rhino Dies, Breed Close to Extinction". Discovery News. 20 October 2014. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  3. Khomami, Nadia. "Death of white rhino in Kenya leaves only six animals alive in the world". The Guardian. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  4. Eyder Peralta (2018) "Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies" Archived March 20, 2018, at the Wayback Machine NPR, March 20, 2018. Accessed March 20, 2018.