Northern White Rhino And Other Species That Were Wiped Out In The 21st Century

The last male northern white rhino in the world has died, and it comes as a sad news.The death of Sudan at the vulnerable age of 45 leaves his daughter and granddaughter as the only remaining northern white rhinos alive today. It not a surprise to hear the news since they were hunted and killed for fun in the 70s and 80s. Keep reading to know more about the last male northern white rhino and other species that became extinct in the 21st century.

Sudan The Last Male Rhino

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Sudan the last male northern male rhino has passed away on the March 19. Sudan was 45 years old at the time of his death. Being the last rhino Sudan was a kind of celebrity of a sort.

Raised In Captivity Died In Captivity

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Even though Sudan was born in wild he was captured and raised captive from the 1970s. If not kept in captivity he might have been hunted down. Doctors tried their best to save him but looking at the age Sudan has lived his life.

Only Remaining Members Of Northen White Rhinos

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After the death of Sudan, there are only to female northern white rhinos remaining. For the matter of fact, the last two rhinos are daughter and granddaughter of Sudan. Although there is no northern white male rhino alive scientist have gathered the genetic material of Sudan and will try to revive the species.

Cause Of Extinction

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In the 70s and 80s, people believed that the horn of rhino has a healing substance and can cure disease. Due to which they were hunted down for traditional Chinese medicine in Asia and for dagger handles in Yemen. Stay tuned to know more extinct species in 21 century on next page…