Published: 19th March 2021
#ThrowBackToday: Three years ago today, we bid adieu to the last male northern white rhino
In today's #TBT, we talk about Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros who was put to death as it was battling age-related complications. The whole world mourned its death, needless to say
On March 19, 2018, mankind bid farewell to the last northern white rhinoceros we will ever know, Sudan. The 45-year-old male rhinoceros was in a long drawn out battle against "degenerative changes in his muscles and bones, combined with extensive skin wounds," said a tweet from the official account of Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where Sudan breathed his last. He was put to death because his age-related complications had worsened. He was survived by his daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu.
Sudan was as old as 90 human years was a rare subspecies of the Northern rhino. They have harrier ears, different dental structure and are comparatively smaller in size. Needless to say, it was the ruthless hunting of mankind that has led us to a stage where we had to bid adieu to Sudan and many others before him. It was a sad day indeed.
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