Author: Dai Yun
On March 19, 2018, Sudan passed away. He was the last male northern white rhinoceros in the world. The experience of Sudan is very peculiar. During an operation to relocate endangered animals from Africa in the 1970s, the 3-year-old Sudan was captured in the Republic of Sudan and sent to the Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic, where he lived for more than 30 years. In 2009, the northern white rhinoceros became extinct in the wild. In 2010, in order to improve the natural reproduction opportunities of the northern white rhinoceros, people sent the 38-year-old Sudan and three other northern white rhinoceros back to Africa. They lived in the Ol Pejeta Nature Reserve in Kenya. Sudan was able to return to his hometown in his twilight years. They have all lost the ability to reproduce offspring, which means that we humans are about to witness the extinction of this species.
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