There are now only two northern white rhinos left in the world: Najin, a female, was born in captivity in 1989. She is the mother of Fatu. Her mother was Nasima and her father was Sudan.
Are great white rhinos extinct?
There are now just two northern white rhinoceros remaining in the world. Najin and Fatu (both female) live under constant protection from poachers in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Sudan (the last remaining male) died on March 19th 2018, effectively rendering the entire subspecies extinct.
How old was the last white rhino?
At the time of his death, he was one of only three living northern white rhinoceroses in the world, and the last known male of his subspecies.
|Sudan in 2015|
|Species||Northern white rhinoceros|
|Died||19 March 2018 (aged 45) Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya|
How many white rhinos are left in the world?
There are currently approximately 18,000 white rhinos.
Are there any northern white rhinos in captivity?
There are now only two northern white rhinos left in the world: Najin, a female, was born in captivity in 1989. She is the mother of Fatu.
Where are the white rhinos kept?
The northern white rhinos had been transferred to Ol Pejeta Conservancy from the Dvůr Králové Zoo in 2009 in an attempt to protect the taxa in their natural habitat. The only two northern white rhinos left are maintained under 24-hour armed guard in Kenya.