Extinction is no longer news of the animal world. This time the animal world is thrown with the news of the only male northern white rhinoceros have died. The death of Sudan also meant stopping the wildlife conservation community’s dream of developing a northern white rhino population. Want to know the sad story of Sudan in its last moments? Read this article until finish.
Male White Rhino Looking for Mate in Cyber World
In April 2017, Ol Pejeta conservation uploaded Sudan ads in the Tinder application in hopes of raising awareness about extinction of this species. Reporting from Dailymail, Chief Executive Conservation says that this is the last resort to save the species after all previous breeding efforts have proved futile.
Sunda’s profile in Tinder tells a little background of the male northern white rhinoceros. When a dating app user shifts to the right, you will be directed to the page for giving donation. Ol Pejeta’s Conservation and dating applications intend to collect 9 million US dollars or equivalent to 121 billion. The funds will be used for research on the breeding of this species, including in-vitro fertilization.
Guarded by Armed Forces for 24 Hours
Sudan can live for so long, 45 years. It’s because the rhino is guarded and is under protection of armed officers who are on duty 24 hours a day from the target of hunters. The hunters are hunting rhinos to pick up their horns. Usually, the horns will be cut off the head of a dead or badly wounded rhino. Rhinoceros horn is tradition Chinese medicine is believe to be effective and give a strong feeling for man. Rhinoceros horn in also used to make the handle of Jamibiya blades in Yemen.
Injected Died Because of Various Complication of Illness
The veterinarian team from the Pejeta Ol conservation center was forced to inject Sudan to death Monday (19/03/2018). Because with age that has reached 45 years, Sudan has various complications of disease. The function of the muscles and bones has decrease, as well as wound in the skin is increasingly widespread. Sudan has age related complications that cause degenerative changes in muscles, bones, and large skin wounds. In an official statement by Ol Pejeta, Sudan’s condition deteriorated over the past 24 hours. In fact, he couldn’t stand. Finally, the veterinarian team from Ol Pejeta and Kenyan Wildlife Service decided to inject Sudan to death.
“Sudan’s death is what we expect to happen to all rhinoceros – that is natural death and not the result of bloody murders,” said Helping Rhinos, who also posted a video of dedication to Sudan. Sudan’s status as the last male of its kind, making this one rhino into a celebrity, registered last year in the Tinder dating app as the most eligible bachelor in the world.
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The Extinction of the Northern White Rhinos is Caused by Human Beings
The rhino hunting is one of the most massive in the world. In 1960, there were still 2.000 white rhinos in the world. Even in 1984 the condition was also severe only with the remaining 15 northern white rhinos. This is because the horns of this type of rhino can be sold for 900 million rupiah per kilogram.
Sudan was born in 1972 in South Sudan area where at that time there were still about 1,000 northern white rhinos roaming wildly. But their habitat, as it still exists today, is split by human conflict. They are concentrated in war-torn countries: Sudan, Congo, Central African Republic. When the fighting broke out, the rhinos also became victims, killed for their flesh or their horns, or sometimes exchanged for money or weapons.
Of course, this sad news from Sudan makes everyone in the world realize that the wildlife’s life is also dependent on them. Thus, WWF also always raises funds to be allocated to the welfare of animals living in the world. With WWF fundraising, everyone can participate in saving animals on earth. No wonder if Avoskin is also concerned about the fate of wildlife also help the program by donating 5% of revenue in each Avoskin PHTE to WWF.