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>> Like many guys using Tinder, he loves the outdoors and travels widely, but there's a catch. Sudan is the world's last male white northern rhino and he desperately needs a mate. Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy has teamed up with dating app Tinder to raise awareness of how Sudan's species is facing extinction.
Conservationists hope that Sudan will help raise enough money for a $9 million fertility treatment as all attempts to get him to mate have failed.>> We have to develop techniques to remove eggs, oocytes, from the two remaining females. We have to then mature those eggs, which in itself is a very difficult thing to do for various reasons which I don't need to go into, fertilize those eggs with stored semen.
Luckily, there's quite a lot of stored northern white rhino semen around the world.>> Poachers sell white rhino horns for $50,000 per kilo, making them more valuable than gold. And Sudan's keepers fear he maybe be killed before they can raise the money needed for his treatment. But if it's a success we may see more of these beasts walking the African plains for years to come.