The death of Sudan acts the extinction of the subspecies. Unless scientists who have collected their genetic material manage to develop in vitro fertilization techniques.
It was the last white male rhinoceros in the world. Sudan died in Kenya at the age of 45, leaving only two females of this subspecies alive, on Tuesday 20 March announced its guardians.
The Périssodactyle mammal had long suffered from health complications related to its age and following a serious deterioration of its health, “the veterinary team has taken the decision to euthanize it”, according to a communiqué published by the reserve of Ol Pejeta, Kenya, where he lived.
“His health has significantly deteriorated in the past twenty-four hours; He was no longer able to stand and suffer much, said the Ol Pejeta team, the reserve located some 200 km north of Nairobi.
The EXTINCTION Of the last white male rhinoceros in the world
The death of Sudan is synonymous with extinction of the subspecies. Unless scientists who have collected their genetic material have been able to develop in vitro fertilization techniques to conceive “specimen rhinoceros babies”, which would be implanted in a surrogate mother of another subspecies.
The northern white Rhinoceros must first of all be extinguished by poaching, particularly in view of the alleged medicinal properties attributed to its horn in Asia, particularly in China and Vietnam.