The world’s Northern white rhino population dwindles to just seven.
Northern white rhinos are believed to be extinct in the wild, and Nesari’s death leaves just seven known survivors.
A lone female, “Nabire”, still resides at Dvůr Králové Zoo, while two are at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly known as San Diego Wild Animal Park).
Read the entire article at White rhino dies in Czech zoo, seven left worldwide.
Dvůr Králové Zoo was home to six Northern white rhinos until December 2009, when Sudan, Suni, Najin, and Fatu were flown to Kenya in hopes of encouraging them to breed.
New hope for Northern white rhinos
In barely more than a year after their historic journey from the Czech Republic to Kenya, romance blossomed and Northern white rhino matings were confirmed.
The first mating was between Fatu and Suni (northern white on northern white). The second mating was Sudan – our oldest northern white male – with Aramiet (southern white female). To see the old boy has still “got it” is hugely encouraging and as we write this, he has his eye set on Taura, another one of the southern white female.
Learn more about Sudan, Suni, Najin, and Fatu:
- The New Year Starts with a Bang
- 4 Northern White Rhinos Arrive Safely in Kenya from Czech Zoo
- Precious Cargo: Extremely Rare Rhinos Prepared for Move from Czech Zoo to Kenya
- Only 8 Northern White Rhinos Survive as Controversy Brews Among Rhino Experts
There is even more Northern white rhino controversy at New Study Finds the Northern White Rhino is Actually a Sixth Rhino Species.
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