Northern White Rhino - Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth

Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth

Northern White Rhino - Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth

The Northern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) of central Africa is now “possibly extinct” in the wild and the Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) is ”probably extinct” in Vietnam, after poachers killed the last animal there in 2010. A small but declining population survives on the Indonesian island of Java.

The Northern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) of central Africa is now “possibly extinct” in the wild and the Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) is ”probably extinct” in Vietnam, after poachers killed the last animal there in 2010. A small but declining population survives on the Indonesian island of Java.

A black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) in Zimbabwe. / ©: WWF-Canon / Martin Harvey  Rhino horns are not medicine

A black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) in Zimbabwe. / ©: WWF-Canon / Martin Harvey Rhino horns are not medicine

This is Sudan, the only male northern white rhino left on the entire planet

This is Sudan, the only male northern white rhino left on the entire planet

Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. There are only five northern whites left on the planet -- three live in a 700-acre enclosure on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya, while the other two are kept in zoos in the Czech Republic and the US. "The battle is to work out what is feasible scientifically in the short time still available to us," Richard Vigne, the chief executive of Ol…

Experts in crisis talks to save rare rhino from extinction

Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. There are only five northern whites left on the planet -- three live in a 700-acre enclosure on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya, while the other two are kept in zoos in the Czech Republic and the US. "The battle is to work out what is feasible scientifically in the short time still available to us," Richard Vigne, the chief executive of Ol…

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