The last the last male northern white rhino on earth died at 45

Heartbreaking scenes as wildlife ranger Zacharia Mutai says goodbye to Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on earth, who died shortly after the photograph was taken on a Kenyan wildlife reserve.

The rhino, named Sudan, was suffering from a degenerative muscle and bone condition linked to age when keepers found he was unable to stand up and made the decision to euthanise him on Monday.

Sudan’s demise should spell the end of his subspecies, but scientists have gathered genetic material and hope to develop IVF techniques to produce more white rhinos. He is survived by his daughter and grand daughter.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5521563/Last-male-northern-white-rhino-dies-Kenya-keepers.html#ixzz5ANEDlQy1

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