World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Euthanized Due to “Age-Related Complications”

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45-year-old rhino was euthanized

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino died after “age-related complications,” researchers announced Tuesday. (AP Image via Fox News)

(FOX NEWS) – Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino died after “age-related complications,” researchers announced Tuesday.

The 45-year-old rhino was euthanized Monday after his conditions “worsened significantly” and he was unable to stand any longer, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya said in a statement.

There are now only two northern white rhinos left in the world – both are female.

“He was a great ambassador for his species and will be remembered for the work he did to raise awareness globally of the plight facing not only rhinos, but also the many thousands of other species facing extinction as a result of unsustainable human activity,” said Richard Vigne, the group’s CEO.

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