>> The world's last male northern white rhino has died, living only two females of the sub species alive. The Kenyan conservancy taking care of the rhino named Sudan, said the 45 year old was euthanized, after a rapid deterioration and age related condition, led to changes in his muscles and bones, and extensive skin wounds.
While there a thousands of southern wild rhinos still roaming the plains of Sub-Saharan Africa, rampant poaching drastically cut the numbers of northern whites. Poachers can sell norther white rhino horns for $50,000 per kilo, making them more valuable than gold or cocaine. Sudan made hit headlines last year when conservationists put them on dating app tender, hoping to raise enough money for a $9 million fertility treatment, as all attempts to get them to mate naturally had failed.
However, the fundraising effort fell well short of its target. There is still a chance the northern white rhino will be revived, though. A copy of Sudan's genetic material was taken on the day of his death, in the hope that future technology will bring the species back from extinction.