It is with great sadness that Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvůr Králové Zoo announce that Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, age 45, died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19th, 2018 (yesterday). Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds. His condition worsened significantly in the last 24 hours; he was unable to stand up and was suffering a great deal. The veterinary team from the Dvůr Králové Zoo, Ol Pejeta and Kenya Wildlife Service made the decision to euthanize him.
Sudan will be remembered for his unusually memorable life. In the 1970s, he escaped extinction of his kind in the wild when he was moved to Dvůr Králové Zoo. Throughout his existence, he significantly contributed to survival of his species as he sired two females. Additionally, his genetic material was collected yesterday and provides a hope for future attempts at reproduction of northern white rhinos through advanced cellular technologies. During his final years, Sudan came back to Africa and stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength.
“We on Ol Pejeta are all saddened by Sudan’s death. He was a great ambassador for his species and will be remembered for the work he did to raise awareness globally of the plight facing not only rhinos, but also the many thousands of other species facing extinction as a result of unsustainable human activity. One day, his demise will hopefully be seen as a seminal moment for conservationists world wide,” said Richard Vigne, Ol Pejeta’s CEO.
Unfortunately, Sudan’s death leaves just two female northern white rhinos on the planet; his daughter Najin and her daughter Fatu, who remain at Ol Pejeta. The only hope for the preservation of this subspecies now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques using eggs from the two remaining females, stored northern white rhino semen from males and surrogate southern white rhino females.

What hurts me the most is that some of these creatures are kept in the zoos abroad because we are unable to keep them hapa kwetu in their natural settings instead we kill them . Kwani wanatubebea akili?

Travel well old fellow . You lived your life . Hope we won’t kill your generation long after you gone.

Aisee poleni sana…It is sad!

Kweli mkuu,it is sad!

Ktalk mods never cease to amaze, my thread on Sudan gets merged, this one is left to stand.

can’t blame Africans entirely, remember they came and shot our wildlife as a game and even provided a ready market for game trophies.

once more once again the schupid chinese make an animal extinct at the rate wanakula umbwa by 2090 shepart zitakuwa kwa museum pekee .

sadness of life

shemeji sema

Newsflash: Sudan was abroad for many years only to be brought here. Importantly, what we all need to fight is poaching…that’s what is making our wildlife extinct

swafii semeji umepotea wapi ?

Most animals killers were the Europeans who came for hunting and gaming in the “dark continent”…if the whites stayed in their home, who knows Sudan could be having hundred offsprings.

It was his time.Hopefully a breakthrough will be found

we agree it was the europeans who started it and they stopped but when the animals are almost going extinct , which is now the asians are busy providing the market thus killing them sp phuck the chinese

we agree it was the europeans who started it and they stopped in time . but when the animals are almost going extinct , which is now the asians are busy providing the market thus killing them , the europeans have conserved the tiger to a level that there are more tigers in zoos/homes in europe and america than in their natual habitat asian jungle . so phuck the chinese

Look at everyone here. Shame on you. Typical Africans. It’s never your fault. Always someone else. Because poachers are not Africans? They poach to satisfy a need. If they don’t, then they kill the market. Do you see how the African is the beginning and the market is the end?

Hata bibi ya Jomo alisemekana ni poacher pia. Shida ni sisi kwa kutoweza kuchunga na kulinda raslimali zetu.

Wake up Africans! Wake up and take control.

Rip Sudan.

Yep.they do…and for a very long time

ngombe uliwaingia class ya commerce , demand always dictates

Neighbour, demand is a function of humans. You can kill demand by not engaging.

If the African said no, then what would happen? In fact vile tu umesema. The African supplies, the Asian converts. Shida ni hapo hapo kwa mwanzo.


hehehe tulia jirani but uliona vile mother nature ni noma nowadays only 10% of asian elephants grow ivory si kama hizi ndovu zetu mijinga ndovu ya one day imemema pembe/meno