The world mourns the passing away of what would be described the most popular rhino; perhaps of all time. Sudan, the last surviving male northern white rhino, took his last breath on Tuesday; ending what was said, a drawn-out battle with an aging body riddled with pain.
Sudan’s last moments were in the company of a top team of veterinaries. They included Richard Vigne, the CEO of the vet team at Ol Pejeta, Czech Republic Dvur Kralove Zoo and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Upon seeing the deteriorating condition Sudan was in, they decided to put him to rest. The team says they tried their best to re-invigorate his immune system, but there were no signs of improvement.
“Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds. His condition worsened significantly in the last 24 hours that he was unable to stand up and was suffering a great deal,” said Richard Vigne, the CEO of the team of vets at Ol Pejeta in a press statement issued on Tuesday.
“We on Ol Pejeta are all saddened …read more