5 Northern White Rhinos Left in the World

At the San Diego Zoo, a Northern white rhino recently died at the ripe old age of 44. While this might be a long time for an animal such as this, it brings down the total number of white rhinos down to five in the entire world, two of which are in zoos (one is still in the San Diego Zoo) and three on an animal reserve in Kenya. Zoologists have been trying to get the animals to mate for years, but they have not had any success in doing so.

That is exactly why the San Diego Zoo held a third of the white rhinos of the world, in order to help improve the chances of mating. However, with the most recent setback, there are now only a male and a female left together in Kenya. In order to prolong the life of these animals, they are going to have to start artificial insemination.

If this plan does not work, the world may lose another animal from the list of those that can wander the earth. This is due to poachers killing the rhinos for the white horn that is found on the front of the animal’s face. I’ll let the experts get close with the rhinos while I watch from my couch with a glass of The Antique Wine Company. Those are big, scary animals!

One thought on “5 Northern White Rhinos Left in the World

  • May 29, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    The animals are just not mating in the wild, regardless of what the teams of zoologists do on sight. This might be the last chance to try and save this particular kind of animal from going extinct. That will bring a lot of goodwill for superior writing paper to understand and that is the way it is.

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