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World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Has Died

The world’s last male northern white rhino has died, putting his species on the brink of extinction, and there’s very little we can do about it. We must now resort to technology to help this species survive.

Born in Sudan, the country from which he took his name, he was the last specimen of the northern white rhinoceros born in freedom.

The population of northern white rhinos was severely decimated in Uganda, the Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad due to the extensive illegal hunting in the 1970s and 1980s, encouraged by the demand for rhinoceros horns for traditional Chinese medicine in Asia and for dagger handles in Yemen.

Ten years ago, in 2008, the northern white rhinoceros was considered extinct in the wild.

Wiki - Northern White Rhino / White Rhino

Tag - Other Extinction Events

Tag - Rhinoceros
Tags: animals - rhinoceros, extinction events / mass extinctions, extinctions - northen white rhino?

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